BRAT’s review published on Letterboxd:
in Stargirl, 16-year-old protagonist leo’s birthday is a major plot point. he receives a porcupine necktie every year from a mysterious benefactor. he is sad that his mom is working and cannot be home to celebrate. he is thrilled when manic pixie Stargirl surprises him at school with a ukelele serenade of Happy Birthday.
the next day, leo receives a text and we see the date on his phone: September 12th. as leo’s birthday was the day before, this means he was born on September 11th. Stargirl was filmed in 2018, so it most likely takes place in the same year. since leo is 16, this means he was born on 9/11/2002.
that’s all i really have to say about the movie