'Lady Bird' sets record for highest approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes


Pixar's "Toy Story 2" held the previous record with a 100 percent approval rating through all 163 reviews on the site.

The winsome story of a Catholic teen's coming-of-age in 2002, Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson, a 17-year-old girl in Sacramento who navigates life, love and family drama on her way out of high school and onward to NY.

Lady Bird doesn't release in the United Kingdom until February, Lady Bird is nearly certified for awards glory in an upcoming couple of months with rumours of an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. The film, which follows its titular heroine (Ronan) through her turbulent senior year of high school, understands what it's like to be a teenage girl better than any movie in recent memory, hitting on every confusing, exciting, and frustrating emotion pitch-perfectly.

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The film helmed by mumblecore queen Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf received a 100 percent Fresh rating from 170 reviewers so far.

Director Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut has a ideal 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes with 170 reviews, and counting. 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.

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Gerwig said: "We put our hearts and souls into this movie, and the last step of this deeply collaborative art form of film-making is giving the film to the audience and the film critics".

"It's fantastic", Gerwig told Vanity Fair, adding that her younger brother had told her the news and even he was "slightly skeptical" that her film had beat the animated movie.

She continued, "That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true".

Gerwig added that the cast and crew are "using the tomato emoji more than [they] ever thought possible".

The film is due for Irish release on February 16th, 2018.