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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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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 69 wins & 138 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Time to fly

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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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Lady Bird: É Hora de Voar  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,437, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,216,209, 11 January 2018
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Lady Bird has pictures of Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney on her wall which happen to be punk rock girl bands from the Riot Grrrl movement that initiated in the early 90s. Coincidentially, Greta Gerwig has worked with Kathleen Hanna, who is considered the pioneer of the Riot Grrrl movement, in the film "Maggie's Plan" where Kathleen makes a cameo appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Lady Bird's flight is taking off, the new Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport can be seen in the background. That terminal opened in 2011; the scene takes place in 2003. See more »

Quotes

Sister Sarah Joan: You clearly love Sacramento.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: I do?
Sister Sarah Joan: You write about Sacramento so affectionately and with such care.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: I was just describing it.
Sister Sarah Joan: Well it comes across as love.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: Sure, I guess I pay attention.
Sister Sarah Joan: Don't you think maybe they are the same thing? Love and attention?
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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 »

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

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Being Alive
From the Musical Company
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
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Seems to perfectly capture a time and place in a certain person's life.
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'LADY BIRD': Five Stars (Out of Five)

An indie comedy-drama about a high school senior that's trying to deal with teenage life, while living with her overbearing mother in early 2000s Sacramento. The film was written and directed by first time feature filmmaker Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote 'FARANCES HA' and 'MISTRESS AMERICA' (with director Noah Baumbach), which she also starred in. It stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tray Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith. It's received unanimous rave reviews from critics so far, and it's also been nominated for multiple prestigious awards as well. I really enjoyed it.

The story is set in Sacramento, over the school year of 2002 and 2003. It revolves around a senior named Christine McPherson (Ronan), who has changed her name to Lady Bird. Lady Bird struggles to get along with her overbearing mother (Metcalf), and she applies to multiple colleges outside of Sacramento, against her mother's wishes. She also struggles to get along with the other students at her school, and romantic relationships with boys her age are especially a challenge for her. The story concludes with Lady Bird going to college, and you'll have to watch it to see where she ends up going.

The movie is a great coming-of-age tale, that seems to perfectly capture a time and place in a certain person's life. Ronan is awesome in the lead, and Gerwig definitely proves she's a talented filmmaker as well. The film is funny, sweet and it touches on a lot of important issues, I think, to a young person Lady Bird's age. The relationship depicted between her and her mother is also really touching at times too. I definitely recommend it.


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