Greta Gerwig’s much-hyped new indie film Lady Bird has received a great deal of critical acclaim and success.
The film is a semi-autobiographical directorial debut from Gerwig, and follows the tale of a troubled teen in California and her turbulent relationship with her mother.
At the time of writing, the film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics and audiences alike widely praising the film. Entertainment Weekly comment that is “feels like the fullest realization so far of her already-patented brand of gangly bittersweet whimsy”, while Time Magazine write “Lady Bird is both generous and joyous, but when it stings, it stings deep.”
“As warm as it is smart – and it is very smart,” write the LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal pile on the praise: “Once you’ve seen it – even while you’re watching it, with a grin stuck on your face – you want to give thanks for how wonderful it is, how wise and funny and full of grace,” they write.
Twitter has also been awash with praise, with LA Times’ Kenneth Turan writing: “‘Lady Bird’ earns nearly $400,000 in just four theaters. So satisfying to see audiences supporting entertaining quality cinema in a big way.”
Lady Bird is set for a UK cinema release in February 2018.