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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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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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Release Date:

19 April 2018 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Lady Bird: A Hora de Voar  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,437, 5 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,882,989, 22 March 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Saoirse Ronan has said that the most difficult word for her to pronounce with an American accent was "perfect." See more »


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 »


Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: The only exciting thing about 2002 is that it's a palindrome.
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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 »


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


Good Thing Going
From the Musical Merrily We Roll Along
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
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Rating: A-
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A fantastic coming-of-age story with so much realistic yet heartfelt moments. Wonderful acting from Saoirse Ronan who carries this movie beautifully with tremendous class. Excellent performance from Laurie Metcalf as well.

Extremely well-directed with seamless editing, grounded yet good-looking cinematography and fabulous execution of the dialogues, either by using long takes or by the above mentioned flawless editing.

Just a couple of issues. The story ends up falling into the genre predictability (save only one or two plot points), even though I need to heavily praise how unconventional and unique it is in approaching each typical situation. There are also some cliche characters who are purposefully stereotypical but a couple of them stretch the line a little bit.

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