– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Love or hate it, Rotten Tomatoes has become a staple of film coverage in today’s society. A movie can live or die by the rating on that platform. In our content rich world, audiences rely on the review aggregate site to help make their moviegoing experience easier.

With all that we have at our fingertips, it’s all the more important that we don’t waste our time on content we don’t like, and Rotten Tomatoes has been crucial in making that easier for us. A fresh rating on the service is something touted by film studios as a seal of approval, and now, one new indie flick has just ousted Toy Story 2 as the highest rated film on the aggregate service.

The film in question is the Saoirse Ronan-starring indie comedy-drama, Lady Bird. The film comes from actress Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed the flick, and with all the rave reviews it’s getting, it’s very possible that this could be an Oscar contender for next year.

Lady Bird’s official synopsis is below:

“Marion McPherson, a California nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her — loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.”

What do you think of Lady Bird’s reception? Will you be seeking out your local arthouse theater to check this one out? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.