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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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Maggie Conlan
Vladimir Vega ...
Jorge
Sandie Lavelle ...
Mairead
Mauricio Venegas ...
Adrian
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Simon
Clare Perkins ...
Jill
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 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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January 1995 (USA)  »

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$152,457 (USA)
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Jorge: Sometime I find I don't want to belong to my country, don't want to miss it. I don't want to love it because I have no hope left, but you have to love something, or you are empty.
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A Knockout!
7 November 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film defies description and cannot be put into a category. It's one-of-a-kind in every positive sense ot the label. Performances are all sensational, with a breakout debut by the female lead. When I learned this was based on a true story, I was even more astounded by this remarkable gem of a film.

SEE IT! You won't forget it; you definitely won't regret it. I guarantee!


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