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Lady Bird (2017)

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In theaters February 28.

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

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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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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: É Hora de Voar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,437, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,859,235, 18 January 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Lady Bird (2017) temporarily broke the record held by Toy Story 2 (1999) (163 reviews, all "fresh") of the best-reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, with 196 "fresh" reviews in a row. However, it ended up getting its first "rotten" review after counting 197, therefore no longer holding a perfect score. It maintains a 100% rating for Top Critics. See more »

Goofs

When Lady Bird's parents pull up to the curb at the airport, a United sign is visible bearing the company's current globe logo, which it inherited from its merger with Continental Airlines. The scene takes place in summer 2003, but the United/Continental merger re-branding was not completed until 2012. See more »

Quotes

Marion McPherson: I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: What if this is the best version?
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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 The 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Merrily We Roll Along
From the Musical Merrily We Roll Along
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
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Good film with great performances
13 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Lady Bird is definitely one of the best coming of age films made recently. The Edge of Seventeen from 2016 could be put in the same category but this one is still better in my opinion. It will really hit close to home with everyone who live and grew up in a place where not much happens and can't wait to leave it and enter the world of excitement to try to live to the fullest someplace else.

The thing that sets Lady Bird apart from most coming of age stories is that it feels much more realistic. The characters are wonderfully written, you really care for them, feel what they are feeling and you sympathise with them. The struggle of teenage years and how difficult these times are for the parents as well, falling in love and getting heartbroken for the first time, applying to colleges in a family that is struggling financially are all themes that Lady Bird covers with great authenticity. Saoirse Ronan shines in her role and is proving once again that she is one of the best young actresses working today. The supporting cast really deliver as well.

If you love stories about young people growing up, you like films that make you feel something and are full of witty dialogue and real characters, you should not give this one a miss.


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