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Lady Bird (2017)

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In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

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Greta Gerwig

Writer:

Greta Gerwig
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 120 wins & 220 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Lady Bird McPherson
Laurie Metcalf ... Marion McPherson
Tracy Letts ... Larry McPherson
Lucas Hedges ... Danny O'Neill
Timothée Chalamet ... Kyle Scheible
Beanie Feldstein ... Julie Steffans
Lois Smith ... Sister Sarah Joan
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Father Leviatch
Odeya Rush ... Jenna Walton
Jordan Rodrigues ... Miguel McPherson
Marielle Scott ... Shelly Yuhan
John Karna ... Greg Anrue
Jake McDorman ... Mr. Bruno
Bayne Gibby ... Casey Kelly
Laura Marano ... Diana Greenway

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Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks". She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. This movie follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. Written by Dehlia

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The "Kings Forever 1985" mural that is part of a montage involving Lady Bird driving through Sacramento, California near the end of this movie has two meanings. One of them is that the Sacramento Kings did arrive in town in 1985, having moved from Kansas City, Missouri. The other is that it looked like the NBA would approve the Kings to be moved from Sacramento to Seattle, Washington only a few years before this movie was made, but instead the team found new ownership and built a modern new basketball arena (Golden 1 Arena) and are going to be in Sacramento for the foreseeable future. See more »

Goofs

As Lady Bird's mom drives away from the airport near the end of the film, her steering wheel has a black cover on it. In the next shot when she starts crying, it disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: [while doing house chores] Do you think I look like I'm from Sacramento?
Marion McPherson: You are from Sacramento.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: You don't have to do that.
Marion McPherson: Well it's nice to make things neat and clean. You ready to go home?
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: Ready.
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Crazy Credits

SHOWN AT THE BEGINNING: "Anybody who talks about California hedonism has never spent a Christmas in Sacramento." -Joan Didion See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian release was censored, after the original uncut version of the film was passed MA15+ uncut the distributor chose to remove use of the strongest language ('c**t') as well as a brief sexual image from a pornographic novel in order to obtain an M rating. This edited version was then released into theaters throughout Australia. See more »

Connections

Featured in 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey It's Love
Written by Dan Henderson
Performed by The Commands
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Where many movies about teenagers and high school fail, Ladybird is able to succeed
14 May 2019 | by madisonhall-78685See all my reviews

Where many movies about teenagers and high school fail, Ladybird is able to succeed... This 2017, Oscar nominated movie, made by female director Greta Gerwig, is a coming-of-age tale that follows Christine McPherson, "Ladybird," in her final year of high school. Ladybird manages to be a realistic and nostalgic take on the experiences of a teenage girl, all while being hilarious to the audience. This is something most high school movies fail at and it can make any actual high school student feel patronized. Ladybird is never patronizing and even celebrates what it's like to be a teenage girl. Saoirse Ronan, Christine, and Laurie Metcalf, Marion, are an amazing duo as Mother and daughter and the chemistry between them is visible. They manage to capture the highs and lows of a mother-daughter relationship at that point in life. The point between childhood and adulthood, where a teenage girl needs her mother, but needs a taste of independence just as much. Relatable and tender, Ladybird is perfect for any small-town teenager who has ever dreamt of something more from life. Christine's drive to get into the college of her choice is both relatable and inspiring. Christine's two romantic relationships throughout the movie, while being funny, can feel all two familiar to any teenage girl. The sudden ending of the movie may leave some viewers unsatisfied, I would argue that it is the perfect ending. Although that chapter of Christine's life is over and the movie is done, it doesn't mean Christine's story is done altogether.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,437, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$48,958,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,965,611
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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