Lady Bird is a coming of age story. One set in Sacramento, California in 2002. There have been and will always be coming of age stories, but this one is the definitive story for most people born in the 80's-90's. It perfectly captured the feelings and emotional rollercoaster that is the very end of Highschool. I probably connect with the movie in a very strong way since it spoke to me so well, but there were many others in my theater that also connected with it.
Lady Bird is a comedy for sure. It is very funny, but so real at the same time. I don't need to explain a coming of age story to you because they are all the same. Each generation has their definitive movies for this story that speaks to them. This one, however, is very funny on purpose. It aims to be funny and achieves its goal tremendously.
There is no wasted screen time with Lady Bird. Everything has a payoff. It is so smartly written and acted that it was mesmerizing. I would highly recommend you see the movie, it doesn't even have to be in the theater because I just want you to see it. There isn't much more to say other than it is great.