“Lady Bird” has already broken a record, a Rotten Tomatoes record.
The new flick, starring “Brooklyn”‘s Saoirse Ronan is certified fresh with a 100 per cent rating on the site after 170 reviews.
“Toy Story 2” held on to Rotten Tomatoes’ number one spot with 163 “fresh” reviews until “Lady Bird” nabbed the title.
Gerta Gerwig, the film’s director, says she is thrilled with this achievement: “This is completely amazing and so incredibly appreciated by the entire team that made ‘Lady Bird’,” she told the website in a statement. “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 you tomato emoji more than we ever thought possible.”
Not only is she celebrating a perfect score, Gerwig says she is loving having Justin Timberlake’s song “Cry Me A River” in the film.
Although Timberlake didn’t respond personally to the request, Gerwig got to meet the singer at the Governors Awards earlier this year, “I sort of attacked him,” she told Vanity Fair.
“He was very gracious,” Gerwig added. “He said he was happy that his song was in my movie.”
“Lady Bird” is now playing everywhere.