Absolutely loved it, this is exactly the kind of movie that I enjoy.
You can feel the creative spirit, that everyone was passionate and cared about this project, such a rare thing these days. "Lady Bird" is unique, quirky, funny, moving. If you like movies for being art and for being human and real. If you want a movie that isn't about brainless explosions and action. If you want a movie that makes you think and question and reflect. If all of those things sound good, then this movie is for you. There's something so special about the rare art of mid-budget indie films. It's the 1 in a 1000 movies that I always want/try to find. It has that magic that I feel when watching a Wes Anderson film for example or Amèlie, etc. I can't quite describe it in words. Just different. Good different.
Really curious what's next in store for Greta Gerwing (director/writer). Would love to see her land some huge project as a result, perhaps something like Captain Marvel? She'd be perfect.
It makes me really happy seeing this movie get all the praise and set/break all the records for female directors and writers!!!
I wish this film wasn't on a limited release because more people need to go see it!
Finally, my suggestion would be: don't read anything about it (ironic), don't watch the trailer, just go in blind as I did (or knowing as little as possible). That's truly the best way to experience movies like this.
Anyways, go watch it and let me know what you thought!