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

Director:

Greta Gerwig

Writer:

Greta Gerwig
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 117 wins & 221 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Fly away home. See more »

Genres:

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

After this movie came out, billboard ads were put up in Sacramento, California congratulating Writer and Director Greta Gerwig on her Golden Globe wins, with the hashtag "#SacramentoProud". See more »

Goofs

When Lady Bird jumps out of the moving car, a pole is visible when she opens her door, revealing that the car is being carried on a trailer. 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

In India, the film was released in two separate versions; one classified at A while the other classified at U/A. The A-rated version of the film is for the most part identical to the original uncut version of the film however with anti-smoking advertisements placed at the beginning and middle of the film and stronger language ('c**t', 'dick', 'penis' and 'tits') being muted on all occasions. The U/A version of the film was later released with heavier reductions made. Along with the original changes made for the A rating the distributor also removed and muted out dialogue deemed to strong for the U/A rating (references to sperm, virginity, a scene in which a woman tells someone to 'suck a dick' and school girls discussing sex in a classroom were all either muted or removed). The sex scene between Kyle and Lady Bird was removed along with sight of a woman underwater in swimming gear; two shots of kissing were also removed. This edited version of the film (which runs around seven minutes shorter) was then re-released in India later with a U/A rating. See more »


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Tha Crossroads
Written by Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson), Layzie Bone (as Steven Howse), Ernie Isley (as Ernest Isley), Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper (as Christopher Jasper), Bizzy Bone (as Bryon McCane) and Wish Bone (as Charles Scruggs)
Performed by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)
Courtesy of Ruthless Records
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Very nice movie
26 July 2019 | by mrokirikoSee all my reviews

It's funny, sad and heartwarming at the same time, like the real life is. So many emotions combined with fine editing and great storytelling. So many pieces with small stories about adulthood, first steps in independent life, child dreams, first love interests, heartbreaking moments with people around and the main storyline about true hard love between mother and daughter. This story really resonated in me. In each character I found someone I know. Post graduation problems and love that is not always easy to show and understand from another.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Bird See more »

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:

$78,966,486
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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