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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 O'Grady Linda O'Grady ... Maggie's Mother (as Linda Ross)
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Volviendo (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Whole Lotta Shaking Going On
Written by Curly Williams and Sunny David
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Chrissy is amazing
20 January 1999 | by Boyo-2See 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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