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Kings call out ‘Lady Bird’ for ignoring Lakers series. Production company shoots back

‘Lady Bird’ shows off Sacramento locations

The critically-acclaimed movie "Lady Bird" gives Sacramento lots of recognizable screen time.
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The critically-acclaimed movie "Lady Bird" gives Sacramento lots of recognizable screen time.

The Kings have taken a playful shot toward the critically acclaimed “Lady Bird”

Director Greta Gerwig’s “love letter to Sacramento” is factually flawed, according to a post on the movie’s “goofs” page on IMDb.

In the movie, which is set in Sacramento in 2002, there’s no mention of the Kings’ last NBA Western Conference finals appearance, a seven-game loss to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 19 of 33 users found this to be interesting.

The team offered to help with a rewrite.

A24, the distribution and production company behind “Lady Bird,” explained why a rewrite isn’t necessary.

The movie’s official Twitter account chimed in, congratulating the Kings on their 99-92 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Other goofs pointed out on the page say a 2004 model of a Range Rover is seen in the movie, and there is no Capitol representation.

Despite the discoveries on IMDb, “Lady Bird” set a record for most “fresh” reviews on Rotten Tomatoes until film critic Cole Smithey wrecked the movie’s perfect rating Sunday, calling it “dramatically flat” and adding that “there are dozens of coming-of-age films that far outweigh this light contender.”

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