R | | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
During the Christmas scene of opening gifts, the music on the piano behind Laurie Metcalf is the vocal selections from the film version of "Guys and Dolls" with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.
Miss Patty assigned you a role by the way, you just never showed up to claim it.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: What role ?
Julie Steffans: The Tempest.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: There is no role of the Tempest!
Julie Steffans: It is the titular role!
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: No! It's a made-up thing so we all can participate.
Julie Steffans: You can't do anything unless ...
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: ...
When they were shopping at the (Sacramento) Thrift Town, the metal hangers on the racks that are shown, were not used back then, they have only been used in the last three years or so. Also the 'sale' signs with 30% and 50% off on the dressing room doors, have only been recent in the last few years. Back in 2003 there were not signs like that.
SHOWN AT THE BEGINNING: "Anybody who talks about California hedonism has never spent a Christmas in Sacramento." -Joan Didion
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