Rather than trying to create heroes and villains, Gerwig finds the humanity in everyone.Even the popular girl, who is usually reduced down to evil incarnate in these kinds of movies, has a soul and her greatest sin isn’t being mean; it’s being shallow and kind of inconsiderate.
” Smiling, Frank took a metal rod from his coat pocket. “This, my sweet little Suzy, is something the French used when they were in Algeria. Sue was afraid she was once again going to shame herself by reacting sexually. Glenda plugged the other end of the trailing wiring into a wall socket.
The rod even felt a little good up inside her cunt as it slowly warmed from her body heat. It felt as if a thousand tiny claws were ripping at the inside of her cunt.
Lady Bird doesn’t seem like an archetype going through twee motions and reaching cathartic conclusions.
She seems like a real teenager even if the movie has to rely on an (admittedly funny) overdone gag of her throwing herself out of a moving car just to spite her mother.
Although she’s played a wide variety of characters, her most memorable performances come when she plays a quirky, cocky, free-spirited person who has to learn some harsh lessons.
She brings this attitude to her directorial debut , but rather than coming off like a self-parody, the story feels refreshingly honest, funny, and sharp.
Thankfully, the movie comes back down to Earth and most of Lady Bird’s relationships feel lived-in and authentic.
Once the script is able to find the humor in real relationships, it hums along with the entire cast giving excellent performances.
That doesn’t make her the worst person ever, and we can understand why Lady Bird would reach out to a girl who has the wealth and connections that Lady Bird, whose family is poor, doesn’t have.