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Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird does indie filmiest thing: a Thanksgiving recipe collection

Photo: A24
Photo: A24

No movie in 2017 has captured that Venn diagram intersection of critical acclaim + adorbs-indie cachet quite like Lady Bird, the Greta Gerwig-helmed film receiving monster raves—including from The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd. It’s a coming-of-age film without the trite coming-of-age conventions, and Saoirse Ronan—straight from her Oscar-nominated turn in Brooklyn—returns with what Dowd calls “a beautiful star performance, perfectly nailing the self-consciousness of youth, in ways both amusing... and touching.”


What’s notable is how A24, the production company behind Lady Bird, is marketing its film in the most small-batch, artisan cute way possible—it has published a collection of Thanksgiving recipes from the cast and crew.

Here we learn how to make Greta Gerwig’s sausage-cornbread stuffing, Saoirse Ronan’s raisin soda bread (not a traditional American thanksgiving staple, but she is rather adorable in the film), and Timothée Chalamet’s ambitious spatchcocked turkey with anise and orange.


There may not be enough letter e’s in the world between twee and squeeeeee.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

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Bavarian Gingerbread Person

Another nice Thanksgiving movie: Pieces of April, starring a pre-Cruise Katie Holmes.