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Lady Bird (2017)

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In theaters February 27.

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

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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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28 February 2018 (France)  »

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Lady Bird: Vuela a casa  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,437, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,646,165, 15 February 2018
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Trivia

Greta Gerwig has said that she herself was the polar opposite of her lead character "Lady Bird" when she was growing up. She was strait-laced and not at all rebellious. See more »

Goofs

A shot of a freeway sign in Sacramento showed an exit number. The movie takes place in 2002, which was the year California started numbering its freeway exits, but they started out on rural exits and made their way to urban areas a few years later, so no exit in a city the size of Sacramento would be numbered at this point. See more »

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Sister Sarah Joan: Six inches for the Holy Spirit.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in To Be Continued (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing I'd Rather Be
Written by Ellis Clarance Taylor Sr., Marva Whitney (as Marva Ann Whitney)
Performed By Marva Whitney (as Marva W. Taylor)
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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The ways we remember things and not how things were
11 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

One of the things this film does exceptionally well is give us a snapshot of the experiences Lady Bird has, while still filling each moment with so much meaning and emotion. This is not a film about a teenager actively going through the world, it is about being in your 30's and looking back at your teenage youth. Lady Bird does not rest on any single experience for very long and this is because when we remember our youth, we don't remember everything, and we don't remember all the sides to the story, we just remember how the door slammed and everything went silent or how we used to stare longingly at the dream house a few streets away, wishing it were ours. The criticism that this film touches on too much and discusses too little, is a misconception that this is a play by play of a young woman growing into an adult. This is how life is remembered, in moments, slivers, glances. More over, Greta Gerwig creates a female lead character that is at once self-conscious and determined. She does not wilt or waver in her goals even when she makes mistakes. Lady Bird is a new female lead that does not ask "what will I do now?" when something goes wrong. She simply keeps going, until she arrives.


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