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Ladybird LadybirdUsing the powerful and ugly concrete blocks of real life, the great humanist director Ken Loach has fashioned a riveting contemporary epic. In Manchester,...Ladybird LadybirdDramaRUsing the powerful and ugly concrete blocks of real life, the great humanist director Ken Loach has fashioned a riveting contemporary epic. In Manchester,...1995-09-08Ray Winstone
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Ladybird Ladybird

Genre: Drama; Starring: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Ray Winstone; Director: Ken Loach; MPAA Rating: R

Using the powerful and ugly concrete blocks of real life, the great humanist director Ken Loach has fashioned a riveting contemporary epic. In Manchester, England, Maggie (the extraordinary Crissy Rock), a single mother with a tendency toward abusive relationships, loses her desperately loved children just as she finds a gentle man to deliver her from the past. Although based on a true story, Ladybird Ladybird is also a parable of how government’s giant cogs sometimes crush individuals and never miss a turn. Loach puts us where we can hear the people crying. A

Originally posted September 8 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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