An Oscar Contender's Reviews Are So Good, They Broke A Record

30 November, 2017, 12:22 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • Saoirse Ronan

The movie reviews aggregator said this week that Lady Bird, the coming-of-age film released November 3, has topped 1999's Toy Story 2 (Pixar) as the film with more positive reviews and zero negative reviews (so far) than any other movie on the website. Reviews come from major newspapers as well as online sites dedicated to film. The film has 164 reviews, and all of them are "Fresh", giving the film a 100% Fresh rating.

"It's fantastic", Gerwig told Vanity Fair, adding that her younger brother had told her the news and even he was "slightly skeptical" that her film had beat the animated movie.

The film is Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, which makes the Rotten Tomatoes' feat all the more impressive.

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According to critics, Lady Bird is a ideal movie. Writing and directing on her own for the first time, Gerwig grants the already gifted Saoirse Ronan with her greatest role yet, which says a lot for someone with two Oscar nominations before the age of 22. On top of that, the movie has been a stellar box office success. That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true. Though the film has been released in less than 800 theaters nationwide, it has earned more than $10 million.

Laurie Metcalf Is Hella Amazing as Lady Bird's MomMetcalf [practically] vibrates with equal measures of endless love and profound irritation. Thank you to everyone who has seen the film and has written about it so thoughtfully.

Gerwig added that the cast and crew are "using the tomato emoji more than [they] ever thought possible". "Without lettings its strings show or veering into bald-faced sentimentality, Lady Bird breaks the heart and lifts the spirit in miraculous ways".

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