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Greta Gerwig Explores Mother-Daughter Love (And Angst) In 'Lady Bird'

"I don't know any woman who has a simple relationship with their mother or with their daughter," Gerwig says. Her new film tells the story of a teenager preparing to leave home for the first time.

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Greta Gerwig Explores Mother-Daughter Love (And Angst) In 'Lady Bird'

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