Did you still remember ‘La La Land’, which has been well received critically and commercially, was mistakenly named best picture and embarrassingly handed over the award to ‘Moonlight’ on Oscar this year. This awkward mistake not only gave this independent film much more media exposure, but made audiences curious about the distributor named “A24”, which had released the latest Oscar movie ‘Moonlight’, not to mention the fact that it has been founded for only 5 years.
This year, A24 had landed worldwide distribution rights to ‘Lady Bird’, the American comedy-drama film that marks the solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig. Being in the theaters for only 1 month, ‘Lady Bird’ has now become the all-time, best-reviewed movie on Rotten Tomatoes. With 188 “ Fresh” reviews and a perfect 100% Tomatometer score, the movie bests the previous record holder, ‘Toy Story 2’, which had 163 “Fresh” review. This film even hasn’t been released in all the cities globally, yet it has become the third movie that got a 100% Tomatometer score with over 150 commands. Other record holders are ‘Tot Story2’ with 163 “Fresh” reviews and ‘Man on Wire’ with 157 commands.
‘Lady Bird’ written and directed by Greta Gerwig for 4 years is a coming-of-age story about a high-school senior and her turbulent relationship with her mother. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson fights with her mother after Lady Bird’s father loses his job, and decides to leave hometown to attend college in New York City. Hoping to find out new beliefs and definition of life, Lady Bird shapes herself on the way of this journey.
‘Lady Bird’ proves that with no explosions or brand association, a little indie film can also become universally adored by both critics and audiences. Saoirse Ronan, who is only 23 and a two-time Academy Award nominee, starred the leading actress, and Lucas Hedges, who stunned the audiences with the performance in Manchester by the Sea’, was also included in the list of actors. Thanks to the high reputation, ‘Lady Bird’ is the most expecting indie film without a doubt.
‘Lady Bird’ has been in the theaters in US since November 3rd, and now this legend film is expected to released in Taiwan!