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‘Lady Bird’ Becomes Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Reviewed Film

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Lady Bird” is officially the best reviewed film in the history of Rotten Tomatoes, according to the aggregate site.

The film has earned a record-breaking 165 fresh reviews, with zero rotten reviews, giving it a coveted 100% perfect RT score. It surpasses “Toy Story 2” as the best-reviewed film.

Upon announcing the news, Rotten Tomatoes reached out to director Greta Gerwig for a comment:

“This is completely amazing and so incredibly appreciated by the entire team that made ‘Lady Bird.’ 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. Thank you to everyone who has seen the film and has written about it so thoughtfully. We are all on cloud nine and using our tomato emoji more than we ever thought possible.”

“Lady Bird” is the story of 17-year-old Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a high school senior desperate to leave her hometown. Two-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan stars as Lady Bird. Laurie Metcalf co-stars as her caring but exhausted mother. Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, and Timothée Chalamet also star.

A24 distributed the film in the US, where it has done very well at the box office. In its opening weekend, it scored a $90K per theater average on just four screens. It has since grossed more than $10M upon opening wider last weekend.

Last week, “Lady Bird” scored four Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best Feature Film.

You can read the Official Awards Circuit review here.

CLICK THE CATEGORY TO SEE THE OSCAR PREDICTIONS:

MOTION PICTURE | DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |
FOREIGN LANGUAGE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE |

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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Baggins

Greta Gerwig Deserves an achievement award not only for the many positive reviews, but even somehow getting one from Armond White! Getting that clown to like a commonly loved movie is quite the acomplishment! Looking foward to seeing her walk out with her Oscar! she’s my No.1 pick

Joey Magidson

Congrats to a deserving flick!

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