I was lucky to see really great young lead actresses in two movies today.
The first was the awkward and uncomfortable “Eighth Grade” which stars Elsie Fisher as a shy eighth grader. Very believable and accurate performance of one of the toughest parts of life. **1/2
The second was the very good “Lady Bird” starring Saoirse Ronan as a very independent high school senior at a Catholic school. I think this got a lot right about moms and daughters and about moving on at 18. ***
I look forward to more work by both Elsie Fisher and Saoirse Ronan and it’s wonderful to see great performances. Helped that they were both free on Amazon Prime too.