R | | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson:
Why can't you say I look nice?
Marion McPherson: I thought you didn't even care what I think.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: I still want you to think I look good.
Marion McPherson: Okay, I'm sorry. I was telling you the truth, do you want me to lie?
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: No, I mean, I just, I wish that you liked me.
Marion McPherson: Of course I love ...
When Lady Bird first meets Kyle he is sitting on a car with a license plate that starts with a 6. A 6 was not used as a first letter on California license plates until 2007.
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)