R | | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Saoirse Ronan has said that the most difficult word for her to pronounce with an American accent was "perfect."
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson:
Are we still going to prom together?
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.
SHOWN AT THE BEGINNING: "Anybody who talks about California hedonism has never spent a Christmas in Sacramento." -Joan Didion
In Australia; the film was passed MA15+ uncut - the distributor (Universal Pictures) then opted to make some changes to the film in order to obtain an unrestricted M rating. The changes made to the film removed two uses of the strongest language; c**t; along with a brief shot of strong sexual images inside a pornographic novel.
$364,437 (USA) (5 November 2017)
$48,958,273 (USA) (5 April 2018)
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