LADY BIRD

STAR­RING: Saoirse Ro­nan, Lau­rie Met­calf

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If you missed this sweet in­die when it was on at the movies, now is your chance to en­joy it at your leisure. Set in 2002, Chris­tine Mcpher­son (Ro­nan) is a typ­i­cal self-ob­sessed 17-year-old—she rebels by dy­ing her hair and ask­ing ev­ery­one to call her by the moniker “Lady Bird.” She can be pre­ten­tious and brat­tish and not al­ways the best of best friends to Julie (Beanie Feld­stein), and her on­go­ing spats with her stressed out ma, Roseanne’s Met­calf, ring too true for ev­ery par­ent of teens who feel loved and loathed in equal mea­sure. A keenly ob­served char­ac­ter study, de­serv­ing of more than its five Acad­emy Award nom­i­na­tions. (Out now)

Fam­ily fric­tion: Ro­nan (left) and Met­calf.

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