You stole my life! Greta Gerwig wails at the climax of MISTRESS AMERICA. . . . I came out of LADY BIRD, Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, and expressed much the same sentiment. It’s not just that the story is set in Sacramento, the town where I grew up, or that its central character, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), yearns to escape high school in the Operation Iraqi Freedom winter of 2003, a year before I graduated. Every single detail in this movie is right.
Kyle A. Westphal
February 02, 2018