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“Lady Bird” A Bittersweet Mother-Daughter Tale

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Saoirise Ronan and Beanie Feldstein

“Lady Bird” is a mother-daughter story in the tough-love tradition of “Juno” and the bittersweet coming-of age story “Gregory’s Girl” by Scottish director (and romcom pioneer) Bill Forsyth.

The thing about kids is that when they learn to walk they begin walking away. Saoirise Ronan plays the title character, a senior at a Catholic high school taking her first defiantly wobbly steps toward becoming who she will be.

Spoiler alert: in real life she became Greta Gerwig, the actress-writer-director whose film is semi-autobiographical and has the sharply drawn details to prove it.

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“Brooklyn” Offers Insights Into Immigrant Experience

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Hope grows in “Brooklyn.”

This modestly scaled but universally poignant tale of a Irish girl’s hard landing after emigrating here is coincidentally or not a reminder that America was built one person at a time, over time.

By the time she moved here in the 1950s a sizable Irish immigrant community had already made their presence known. Their workforce built New York’s bridges and subways and an Irish president was imminent.

But her ethnicity is not the issue.

Rather this is a story about adjusting to a new world and culture and feelings of alienation experienced by all immigrants.

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“Brooklyn”

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Hope grows in “Brooklyn.”

This modestly scaled but universally poignant tale of a Irish girl’s hard landing after emigrating here is coincidentally or not a reminder that America was built one person at a time, over time.

By the time she moved here in the 1950s a sizable Irish immigrant community had already made their presence known. Their workforce built New York’s bridges and subways and an Irish president was imminent.

But her ethnicity is not the issue.

Rather this is a story about adjusting to a new world and culture and feelings of alienation experienced by all immigrants.

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