Lady Bird Is Now Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Movie of All Time
- Author: Carlos Nash Nov 30, 2017,
Nov 30, 2017, 12:24
(Even Armond White, the critic who ruined Toy Story 3's flawless score with a bad review in 2010, liked Lady Bird.) Gerwig responded to the good news, tellingRT, "that there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true". Reviews come from major newspapers as well as online sites dedicated to film. Previously, Toy Story 2 held the record with 163 reviews.
Lady Bird's coming of age is not new to cinema, yet Gerwig's version is light, fresh and modern, despite being set in 2002. On top of that, the movie has been a stellar box office success. With this new Rotten Tomatoes record, the path forward for studio A24 (who won Best Picture past year with Moonlight) is pretty clear, and I wouldn't be surprised if Lady Bird ended up with nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), and Best Original Screenplay. We put our heart and souls into this movie, and the last step of this deeply collaborative art form of filmmaking is giving the film to the audience and the film critics. That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true.More news: Gujarat polls: Congress, PAAS reach agreement, Hardik Patel to make announcement tomorrow
Gerwig's directorial debut is also tipped for Oscar nominations, including a nod for twice-nominated Saoirse. Though the film has been released in less than 800 theaters nationwide, it has earned more than $10 million.
Thank you to everyone who has seen the film and has written about it so thoughtfully.
Laurie Metcalf Is Hella Amazing as Lady Bird's MomMetcalf [practically] vibrates with equal measures of endless love and profound irritation.