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Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

 -  Drama  -  January 1995 (USA)
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie Conlan
Vladimir Vega ...
Jorge
Sandie Lavelle ...
Mairead
Mauricio Venegas ...
Adrian
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Simon
Clare Perkins ...
Jill (as Claire Perkins)
Jason Stracey ...
Sean
Luke Brown ...
Mickey
Lily Farrell ...
Serena
Scottie Moore ...
Maggie's father
Linda Ross ...
Maggie's mother
Kim Hartley ...
Maggie, aged 5
Jimmy Batten ...
Karaoke's compere
Sue Sawyer ...
Foster's mother
Pamela Hunt ...
Mrs. Higgs
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to another. She has four children, of four different fathers, who came to the attention of Social Services when they were injured in a fire. Subsequently, Maggie was found to be an "unfit mother" and her children were removed from her care. She finally meets the man of her dreams, a Paraguayan expatriate, and they start a family together. Unfortunately, Social Services seems unwilling to accept that her life has changed and rends them from their new children. She and Jorge together, and separately, fight Social Services, Immigration, and other government bureaucrats in a desperate battle to make their family whole again. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Rated R for strong language and intense depiction of domestic abuse | See all certifications »
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$152,457 (USA)
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Maggie Conlan: Love isn't for me. Love is a fucking fairy tale.
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an incredible performance!
27 November 1998 | by (riverside, californa) – See all my reviews

Chrissy Rock gave an unforgettable performance in this little seen film. i highly recommend anyone to go out and rent it. another great but "little seen" film is "Once Were Warriors". my advice is if you go to the video store to rent a couple movies, and are interested in how movies should be made,search for these 2 titles,and you'll see your trip to the video store was well worth it!


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