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

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

Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. 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.

As of early Tuesday morning, "Lady Bird", starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, still had a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 170 "fresh" reviews.

Only two other films in the websites history have managed to achieve a 100 per cent positive score with over 100 reviews - 2008 documentary Man on Wire, and Isabelle Hupperts drama Things to Come past year. Gerwig called the movie's record-setting Rotten Tomatoes score "completely incredible and so incredibly appreciated by the entire team that made Lady Bird" in a statement to Rotten Tomatoes. A film can't be "certified fresh" unless it receives a 75% or higher average with 80 reviews or more for films in wide release, including five reviews from Top Critics. Still, even with all those positive reviews, its overall rating was 8.3 out of 10.

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"We put our heart and souls into this movie, and the last step of this deeply collaborative art form of filmmaking is giving the film to the audience and the film critics", Gerwig said to Rotten Tomatoes. Right now we're celebrating the moment, and Gerwig herself is singing.

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

And as Lady Bird emphatically responds: "It is enough!"