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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lady Bird McPherson
... Marion McPherson
... Larry McPherson
... Danny O'Neill
... Kyle Scheible
... Julie Steffans
... Sister Sarah Joan
... Father Leviatch (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
... Jenna Walton
... Miguel McPherson
... Shelly Yuhan
... Greg Anrue
... Mr. Bruno
... Casey Kelly
... Diana Greenway
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Storyline

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson 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. LADY BIRD 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

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

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1 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,437, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,958,273, 5 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,758,273, 5 April 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Laurie Metcalf and Lois Smith both appeared in Desperate Housewives but did not share any scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Lady Bird and Danny are walking towards his house on the Fab Forties street, there is a car in the background shot that has the license plate number '6'. Since the film takes place in 2002, it would be impossible for a car back then to have the license plate number '6' since California started using 6 as a license plate number in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Kyle Scheible: I didn't lose my virginity to you.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: Wait, what?
Kyle Scheible: I lost my virginity to Cassie Duvall
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: Excuse me? You said you were a virgin
Kyle Scheible: No I didn't. Cause I'm not. And I haven't lied in 2 years
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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 »


Soundtracks

Little Plastic Castles
Written and Performed by Ani Difranco (as Ani Di Franco)
Courtesy of Righteous Babe Records
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
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Coming of Age Story
28 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

This excellent coming of age film has a perfect balance between humor and drama. Saiorse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Timothee Chalamet lead an ensemble cast that is breathtaking. The plot is not original, featuring a Catholic school girl rising above the stifling environment in which she is emerging as an adult. But, the dialogue is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Set in Director and Writer Greta Gerwig's hometown of Sacramento, California, the setting is like an extra character in the film. The camera captures friendship, first love, mother-daughter tension and the everyday lives of multiple people just living their lives. It is so simple in its goals but it hits a home run! Lady Bird deserves all of the hype that it has received.


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