If you missed our post last week, where we talked about how wonderful Lady Bird is, you should go check it out now. The coming-of-age dramedy truly is perfect. And when I say perfect, I don’t mean it’s the best film ever made, I simply mean I have nothing negative to say about it. There’s not one thing I would subtract, add, or alter.
The film, which was written and directed by Greta Gerwig, has been receiving rave reviews from critics…all critics. Every critic out there, and that’s not hyperbole.
It still has that 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it the most reviewed film to stay at that mark in the site’s history. It’s been reviewed by 170 critics, and all 170 of them gave the film a fresh rating. Before Lady Bird came around, Toy Story 2 had the record with the 100% rating after 163 reviews. That being said, Toy Story 3 has a 99% rating with over 290 reviews counted, which could be considered more impressive.
On the Gotham Awards red carpet, Gerwig was shocked by the news that her film beat a record set by Toy Story 2…
“It’s amazing. It’s so exciting. You make a movie and you put so much into it . . . to have it reflected back to you, it’s an amazing thing.”
This definitely sets it up nicely for a wonderful Oscar run. It should probably at least receive four nominations: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.
If you haven’t watched it yet, please do. You’ll enjoy it…I promise.