Ladybird, Ladybird Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Ladybird, Ladybird the Movie

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Loach's emotionally bruising look at working-class life and family in the '90s. Maggie (Rock) is a tough unmarried mother of four who's been battered by her lovers and has come under the over-watchful eye of Britain's social services. She meets Jorge (Vega), a gentle Paraguayan, and just when things are looking up, Jorge gets immigration heat, Maggie's insecurities surface, and her baby daughter is taken into care by child welfare. Rock has a no-nonsense manner and acerbic wit that precludes any hand-wringing for her character, even as you hope she'll win out over circumstance. Based on a true story.

Distribution

Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Women, True Stories, Parenthood
Screenplay
Rona Munro
Cast
Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Ray Winstone, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas, Clare Perkins, Jason Stracey, Luke Brown, Lily Farrell
Cinematography
Barry Ackroyd
Director
Ken Loach
Music
George Fenton
Producer
Sally Hibbin, Film Four International, Parallax Pictures

Awards

Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1994: Actress (Rock).

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