Lady Bird Is Now Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Movie of All Time

  • Lady Bird Is Now Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Movie of All Time

Lady Bird Is Now Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Movie of All Time

The movie's unprecedented success with reviewers since its premiere on September 1 has resulted in the dethroning of Rotten Tomatoes' previous highest-rated movie, Toy Story 2, which was released in 1999.

The movie is directed by Greta Gerwig and is a coming-of-age film which focuses on a California teenager trying to navigate her life and relationships with her parents and friends. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job.

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She found out the news from her younger brother, who was "also slightly skeptical" that her film had bested an animated classic like Toy Story 2, she joked.

The film, which marks actress Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, joined the ranks of the 100 percenters just a few weeks ago but today the film set a new Rotten Tomatoes record as the most reviewed film to maintain its 100 percent score, with 170 positive reviews (and counting).

But I digress. It turns out that Lady Bird, which is, again, not about the former First Lady but is actually a comedy-drama about a teenaged girl who doesn't get along with her mother, is apparently really good. EW reports Lady Bird that the film, "has made more than $10 million with only having played in under 800 theatres nationwide".

Rotten Tomatoes has somewhat become the go-to movie review site though it shouldn't be "considered the end-all/be-all for film criticism", as Forbes said.

She added, "We are all on cloud nine and using our tomato emoji more than we ever thought possible".