R | | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
This was the second movie in which Saoirse Ronan had played a character who insists on using a name other than their given one ("Lady Bird" instead of Christine). The first was How I Live Now (2013). ("Daisy" instead of Elizabeth)
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson:
The only exciting thing about 2002 is that it's a palindrome.
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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