Lady Bird movie poster

There’s much to admire in indie darling Greta Gerwig’s first solo venture behind the camera, particularly for those willing to overlook colorless screen direction, dialog that thrives on pop culture references, and a pair of running time-padding skits — an anti-abortion pep rally gone wrong and a gym coach assigned to oversee the high school drama club — that play like outtakes from a Christopher Guest satire. Copious critical accolades already abound, but don’t let the comparisons to Terms of Endearment keep you from the picture. (No Kleenex needed.) The raves that bear attention are the ones championing the daughter and mother combatants played by her generation’s gift to acting, Saoirse Ronan, and the criminally underused Laurie Metcalf. Their precision-engineered salvos of overlapping dialog are the film's highlights and a sure test of the limits of Dolby Atmos. And kudos the the dizzyingly-denominated Beanie Feldstein for her performance as Ronan’s brilliant flake of a BFF. 2017.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC Classic Mission Marketplace 13

431 College Boulevard, Oceanside, 760-631-5700 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:20pm

Monday, December 11

2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm

Tuesday, December 12

12:20pm, 2:40pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm

Wednesday, December 13

2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:35pm, 9:50pm

Monday, December 11

11:10am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:35pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, December 12

11:10am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:35pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, December 13

11:10am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:35pm, 9:50pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:25pm

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1:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:45pm

Tuesday, December 12

1:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:45pm

Wednesday, December 13

1:45pm, 4:10pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:15pm, 9:30pm

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2:15pm, 4:40pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, December 12

2:15pm, 4:40pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, December 13

1:05pm, 3:30pm, 6:25pm

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:10pm, 9:30pm

Monday, December 11

10:05am, 12:15pm, 2:35pm, 4:55pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, December 12

10:05am, 12:15pm, 2:35pm, 4:55pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm

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10:05am, 12:15pm, 2:35pm, 4:55pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, December 14

11:00am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 9:30pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:25pm, 9:25pm

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10:55am, 1:10pm, 3:20pm, 5:15pm, 7:25pm, 9:25pm

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10:55am, 1:10pm, 2:50pm, 4:55pm, 7:15pm, 9:40pm

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10:55am, 1:15pm, 3:20pm, 5:15pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

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8:30pm

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11:45am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm

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11:45am, 2:00pm, 9:30pm

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11:45am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

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8:30pm

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

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8:10pm, 10:25pm

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12:55pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 10:35pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

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6:45pm, 9:20pm

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11:30am, 2:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:25pm

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11:25am, 2:50pm, 4:35pm, 6:45pm, 9:25pm

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11:45am

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:25pm, 9:55pm

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12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:05pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

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12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:05pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

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12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:05pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

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12:35pm, 2:50pm, 5:05pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:45pm

Monday, December 11

10:45am, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:45pm, 10:00pm

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10:45am, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:45pm, 10:00pm

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10:45am, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:45pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, December 14

10:45am, 1:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

7:20pm, 8:15pm, 9:35pm, 10:25pm

Monday, December 11

10:40am, 12:50pm, 3:00pm, 5:10pm, 6:05pm, 7:20pm, 8:15pm, 9:35pm, 10:25pm

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Reading Grossmont Center

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 800-326-3264 | Directions

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7:50pm, 10:00pm

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

9:15pm

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12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:50pm, 9:40pm

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12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:50pm, 9:15pm, 9:40pm

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12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:50pm, 9:15pm, 9:40pm

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12:45pm, 3:15pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

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6:45pm, 9:50pm

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1:00pm, 3:55pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

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1:00pm, 3:55pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

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7:45pm

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1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

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8:55pm

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

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6:45pm, 9:10pm

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2:05pm, 4:25pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

6:25pm, 9:05pm

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1:15pm, 3:55pm, 6:25pm, 9:05pm

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1:15pm, 3:55pm, 6:25pm, 9:05pm

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1:15pm, 3:55pm

Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

Sunday, December 10

8:30pm

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2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:30pm

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2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:30pm

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2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:30pm

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2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:30pm

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