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(2017)

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The film is Greta Gerwig's solo feature directorial debut.
Greta Gerwig said in an interview that she would have preferred the film to be "just close-ups of Saoirse Ronan's face" because of her immense beauty.
Saoirse and Greta first met at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015 when Saoirse was promoting Brooklyn (2015) and Greta Maggie's Plan (2015). Saoirse had already read Greta's script and instantly connected with the titular character, so when both ladies discussed the script at length in Saoirse's hotel room and she read the key part aloud, Greta knew that she'd found her "Ladybird."
The fact that Christine (Saoirse Ronan) and best friend Julie (Beanie Feldstein) wore the same color nail varnish, was pure coincidence. And since there was a considerable degree of improvisational latitude allowed for character development on-set, a decision was made to have them wear the same varnish for the entire film.
It temporarily broke the record held by Toy Story 2 (1999) (163 reviews, all "fresh") of the best-reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, with 196 "fresh" reviews in a row. However, it ended up getting it's first "rotten" review after counting 197, therefore no longer holding a perfect score.
Nearly all of the songs sung in the audition scene were written by Stephen Sondheim, who also composed the musical they end up performing: "Merrily We Roll Along." The audition songs include "Being Alive" from "Company," "Everybody Says Don't" from "Anyone Can Whistle," and "Giants in the Sky" from "Into the Woods."
Lucas Hedges and Saoirse Ronan previously appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
Opened the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival where it received a rapturous standing ovation after its premiere.
Lucas Hedges and Stephen Henderson previously appeared in Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Throughout the film, a small poster of the movie "Rushmore (1998)" can be seen on the wall of Lady Bird's bedroom. Saoirse Ronan, who plays Lady Bird, worked with that movie's director, Wes Anderson, on "The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)" and co-star Lucas Hedges appeared in Anderson's films "Moonrise Kingdom (2012)" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)". Anderson also co-wrote the movies "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)" with Noah Baumbach, who is the current romantic partner of Greta Gerwig, this movie's writer and director.
According to Gerwig, the first draft of her script was 350 pages long, which would equate to a movie nearly 6 hours long.
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Premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival.
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Due to speculation by many fans of the film, Timothée Chalamet, who plays Kyle, made it clear on an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) that he is "nothing like his character" in Lady Bird.
The lead character is named Christine after Greta Gerwig's mother, Christine Gerwig. In addition, the mother in the film, Marion (played by Laurie Metcalf), is a nurse, just as Christine is in real life.
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2nd movie in which Saoirse Ronan has played a character who insists on using a name other than their given name (Lady Bird instead of Christine). The first was How I Live Now (2013). (Daisy instead of Elizabeth)
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Lady Bird's real first name is Christine, which is Greta Gerwig's mother's first name.
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The film takes place from 2002 to 2003.
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Features the song "As We Go Along" by The Monkees, which was recorded for their 1968 cult classic "Head." Written by Carole King and Toni Stern, it was recorded at Wally Heider's, Hollywood, May 30, and Original Sound, Hollywood, August 1, 1968. Micky Dolenz sang the lead vocal, and still regularly performs the song as he continues to tour. (as of 2017)
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In the film, Lady Bird applies to Columbia University and later learns she was not accepted. Timothée Chalamet who plays Kyle in the film actually went to Columbia University for one year before deciding to drop out and focus on acting.

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