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Catherine Called Birdy

PG-13 Released Sep 23, 2022 1h 48m Adventure Comedy Drama TRAILER for Catherine Called Birdy: Trailer 1 List
88% Tomatometer 130 Reviews 65% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever, and adventurous and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance, and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the vilest suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter. Read More Read Less
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Bringing a beloved book brilliantly to life, Catherine Called Birdy proves a well-told coming-of-age story can feel fresh regardless of the period setting.

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Wenlei Ma News.com.au The casting of Bella Ramsey, who is best known for her scene-stealing turn as the self-possessed Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, is genius because she brings that firecracker energy to a role that demands nothing less. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 14, 2022 Full Review Alison Herman The Ringer Catherine Called Birdy establishes Dunham as a continued creative force... Oct 11, 2022 Full Review Verne Gay Newsday Lena Dunham brings her unique style and approach to a period piece in "Catherine Called Birdy." and she comes away with an affecting coming-of-age story. Rated: 3/4 Oct 7, 2022 Full Review Mini Anthikad-Chhibber The Hindu A charming adaptation of a beloved young adult book. Oct 4, 2023 Full Review Greg Carlson Vague Visages Dunham delivers the most polished and confident feature of the four she has made so far. Jul 27, 2023 Full Review Rebecca Johnson Film Focus Online Funny, fresh and well acted, Catherine Called Birdy is a joyous and cute flick that conveys themes of feminism and has a blast in the process. Rated: 3/5 Jul 24, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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SLED It was a bit boring sometimes and not as funny as I thought it would be but it was cute. Would I recommend to a friend? Sadly, no. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/30/22 Full Review Thomas S Characters looked like real people not movie stars. Lead character is great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/26/22 Full Review Melissa B I was nervous about this because I loved the book so much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Bella Ramsey was perfect, and Andrew Scott really stole the show. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/25/24 Full Review Alec B I'm getting exhausted by these smug "history but make it modern!" comedies. Really only a handful of movies have pulled it off. Everything else, this included, reads as lazy Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Li M Brilliant. Excellent dialogue. Engaging. Performances were top notch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Michael Antony A Mikey's Movie Review: Catherine Called Birdy (2022) It's 1290 and while Lady Catherine (a.k.a Birdy), the youngest child of Lord Rollo (Andrew Scott) and Lady Aislinn (Billy Piper) might frolic and play carefree, medieval England isn't without it's peril. Her father has been reckless with the family's money and now only a marriage union between 14 year old Birdy and a wealthy suitor will save them from losing everything. Something Birdy is determined to avoid at all costs! Thanks to a winning performance by Bella Ramsey (The Last Of Us) in the title role, this simple, funny but semi-tragic tale is a true delight. It's moments of quirkiness often followed by genuine sadness, using language based in the past yet vibrant and relatable. Recalling Emma Thompson's flair with Sense & Sensibility, writer / director Lena Dunham has taken a beloved book (by Karen Cushman) and made a truly affecting coming of age film. Mikey's Movie Rating: 5/5* Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever, and adventurous and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance, and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the vilest suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.
Director
Lena Dunham
Producer
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jo Wallett
Screenwriter
Lena Dunham
Distributor
Amazon Studios
Production Co
Good Thing Going, Working Title Films
Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 23, 2022, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 7, 2022
Runtime
1h 48m
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