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17th Apr 2024

One of the best movies of the 2010s has just been added to Netflix

Simon Kelly

Netflix additions - Lady Bird

It holds a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Netflix has been dropping some excellent additions over the last few weeks and its latest is no different.

The streamer has just added one of the best coming-of-age dramas ever made this week – Lady Bird.

The 2017 film stars our very own Saoirse Ronan as a Catholic high school senior in California and the turbulent relationship she has with her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf.

The film explores the mother-daughter dynamic extremely well and brings wit, humour and heart in abundance, handled masterfully by Barbie director Greta Gerwig.

Lady Bird was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for a spate of awards, including an Academy Award for best actress nod for Ronan (her third of her career at that point). She even won the Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy.

Starring alongside Ronan and Metcalf is Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lucas Hedges and Tracy Letts.

One of the best movies of the 2010s has just been added to Netflix

Gerwig is now a household name after the massive success of Barbie, but Lady Bird really put the actor-turned-director’s name on the map.

She went on to immediately find success in her next project Little Women, where she once again teamed up with Ronan and Chalamet.

Check out some of the raving reviews for Lady Bird below.

Empire Magazine – “A coming-of-age story like no other, Lady Bird is smart, emotional, funny and completely original. Rarely has a directorial debut been so assured, so singular and so heartwarmingly affecting.”

Washington Post – “Lady Bird is a triumph of style, sensibility and spirit. The girl at its center may not be a heavyweight, but her movie is epic.”

Vanity Fair – “Lady Bird is, instead, episodic and rambling, a ruminative look back at a crucial, defining period in its creator’s life.”

Vulture – “Ronan’s accent is American, but there’s Irish in her rhythms, in the way she drives her lines home and turns every full stop into an ellipsis, a fierce demand for more.”

Lady Bird is available to watch on Netflix now.

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