Lady Bird (2017)

By and large just a marvelously shot, scored, written, and acted roller-coaster ride of short snippets of authentic and angsty teen life with as much laugh-out-loud humour (too-cool Kyle is a one-liner gold mine: “I’m trying to live by bartering alone”) as feisty drama (mother and daughter are the highlight here; see their opening exchange in the car) and feel-good moments (see the girls at prom). The slower scenes (see post-sex) feel a little awkward in comparison, but maybe that’s the¬†point.