Best of 2017: “Baby Driver” & “Lady Bird” Offer a Fresh Take on Old Tropes

Best of 2017: “Baby Driver” & “Lady Bird” Offer a Fresh Take on Old Tropes

In 2017, two films featuring young protagonists broke the mold to give same old same old tropes a fresh take. In “Baby Driver,” the creative use of music made it an extraordinary heist film, while the unlikely focus of “Lady Bird” on mother-daughter relationship set it apart from other coming-of-age movies. The two films are among the best and most original of last year’s crop of films.

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