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Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | | Drama | January 1995 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Ken Loach

Writer:

Rona Munro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Crissy Rock ... Maggie Conlan
Vladimir Vega Vladimir Vega ... Jorge
Sandie Lavelle Sandie Lavelle ... Mairead
Mauricio Venegas Mauricio Venegas ... Adrian
Ray Winstone ... Simon
Clare Perkins Clare Perkins ... Jill
Jason Stracey Jason Stracey ... Sean
Luke Brown Luke Brown ... Mickey
Lily Farrell Lily Farrell ... Serena
Scottie Moore Scottie Moore ... Maggie's Father
Linda Ross Linda Ross ... Maggie's Mother
Kim Hartley Kim Hartley ... Maggie, aged 5
Jimmy Batten Jimmy Batten ... Karaoke's Compere
Sue Sawyer Sue Sawyer ... Foster Mother
Pamela Hunt Pamela Hunt ... Mrs. Higgs
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Storyline

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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and intense depiction of domestic abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladybird, Ladybird See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$152,457
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Ebert stated Crissy Rocks performance as 'Maggie' was the strongest of 1994. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Conlan: Love isn't for me. Love is a fucking fairy tale.
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Written by Mitch Murray
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an incredible performance!
27 November 1998 | by adomonoSee 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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