- 1h 33min
- Directed by: Greta Gerwig
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton
- UK release: 23 February 2018
Christine (Ronan) is a 17-year-old from Sacramento, dreaming of the life that awaits her while having to deal with her hyper-critical mother. Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a sure-footed charmer, wise, witty and breezing along with sunny optimism and an acute understanding of human nature.
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Christine is a rebellious highschool student, yearning for new opportunities and experiences that she can’t get at her Catholic school. Her hard-working Mum is unimpressed by her behaviour and they clash regularly as Christine works her way through her last year at school, complete with her first romance, a school play and that all important college application.
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