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Old 12-06-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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And Atonement (2007), The Lovely Bones (2009), and Brooklyn (2015). She had to work hard to mask her Irish accent for this role.
Definitely Brooklyn. Don't remember her from Joe Wright's Atonement (and I've watched that a few times). I guess I should watch it again.

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Old 12-06-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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It was good movie
Got lot of praise because it showed a teen growing up in "poverty" although I wouldn't call their existence "poverty" but "tight circumstances"
Other films about families/teens have shown just as fully the pressure no money can bring to families -- maybe the reviewer at the NYTimes (I think) just hadn't seen those...
"A Boy's Life", "Hoosiers", "The Great Gilly Hopkins", "A Home of Our Own", "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"--you didn't even have to be a minority to be poor...
Not all movies are about growing up in Beverly Hills like "Clueless"...

I even like Tracy Letts in this film--but think he could have found some kind of part time job to contribute to the family's income
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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Definitely Brooklyn. Don't remember her from Joe Wright's Atonement (and I've watched that a few times). I guess I should watch it again.

She was the younger sister--the one who caused all the trouble I believe
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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The mother daughter relationship in this film was interesting. I have a question about Miguel, Lady Bird's brother.

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Was he adopted? Is that why Lady Bird's mother told Lady Bird that she had not expected to have any more children?
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The mother daughter relationship in this film was interesting. I have a question about Miguel, Lady Bird's brother.

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Was he adopted? Is that why Lady Bird's mother told Lady Bird that she had not expected to have any more children?
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At first I thought the girlfriend was her sister, but it was the brother - and I don't think it was clear if he was adopted, but it sure seemed that way. I like how the girlfriend's character turned out - she was pretty cold at the start, then warmed up, relationship-wise, and ended with a nice scene with her and LB. I'm still thinking of this film weeks after seeing it.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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She was the younger sister--the one who caused all the trouble I believe
Yup! Just rewatched Atonement, and she...
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grows up to be Vanessa Redgrave!
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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Yup! Just rewatched Atonement, and she...
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grows up to be Vanessa Redgrave!
It would be a great trick if a woman could really do that--
Or Charlotte Rampling...
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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"Ladybird" got a perfect score of 100 from Rotten Tomatoes. I heard a clip of the movie. Ladybird is in the car with her mother who's screaming at her that she's no good, gonna wind up in jail and community college, and Ladybird jumps out' of her mom's moving car. Post if you go see it. I'm going.
I wanted to see this only for Timothée Chalamet, but I think I'll just wait to see him in Call Me By Your Name.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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I'm going to see this. I saw a clip and was completely pulled in.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Definitely a chick flick. Good acting, but all the characters are just a little bit too artificially "quirky."
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