Ladybird is a fantastic coming of age tale perfectly allowing the audience to see into the struggles of an awkward teen trying to figure life out. Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a masterpiece, paying tribute to her hometown of Sacramento, California. Ladybird shows the most pivotal moments of a young girls senior year in a catholic school finding young love, struggling with best friends, and trying to get into her dream school, while perfectly portraying the complicated mother daughter dynamic. Two time oscar nominated actress Saoirse Ronan awkward, yet hilarious portrayal of Christine “Ladybird” Mcpherson perfectly.Her parents, mom played by Laurie Metcalf, dad by Tracy Letts who are both fantastic, struggle to pay bills making Ladybirds need to attend school in New York an even more stressful event. Metcalf and Ronan screen time together is almost always hilarious, while showing the real struggles a mother and daughter may go through. One moment they will both be screaming at each other, seconds later both are obsessing over a dress they have found. Gerwig also does a great job of pacing the movie sometimes breezing over some of the films most powerful moments, showing how easily one will move on at such a young age. with fantastic side performances from two young breakout stars Timothée Chalamet, and Lucas Hedges playing two of Ladybirds love interests. Gerwig creates a beautiful world where her star can grow and develop quickly, while feeling extremely accurate. The film is one of the best adolescence stories to come out since the John Hughes era, quirky, hilarious, heartwarming, and fantastic. One of the best movies to come out this year, Ladybird spreads its wings and captures all in its warm embrace.