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Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

 -  Drama  -  January 1995 (USA)
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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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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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Chrissy is amazing
20 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Chrissy Rock is amazing in this movie. It is almost impossible to watch at times because it is so intense. You will feel like you are living through the ordeals the characters experience. I can't think of many actresses who would have been able to deliver such a performance.


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