7.0/10
141
1 user 2 critic

The Bird Can't Fly (2007)

Melody returns home to Fairlands for the funeral of her estranged daughter. But the town has almost disappeared under the encroaching desert. She finds out she has a 10 year old grandson. Melody decides to take the boy away, but he resists.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An 80-year-old man continues to pursue his love life with youthful vigor, risking his relationship with the woman he loves. Based on the short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Director: Jan Schütte
Stars: Otto Tausig, Rhea Perlman, Barbara Hershey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Troy, a young man grieving from the loss of his young wife, is asked by his Aunt Hilda to build her a porch. He goes to her house in a desert community, interacts with the colorful locals, and tries to reconcile with himself.

Director: Kenny Golde
Stars: Daniel Gillies, Barbara Hershey, Ron Perlman
Childless (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Katherine is a typical teenager. Today's her funeral. The four adults in her life have a lot on their mind - and it's not all about Katherine either. With a frankness that's strikingly disarming as well as frequently self-serving, the grown-ups struggle with being... well... grown-up.

Director: Charlie Levi
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Joe Mantegna, Diane Venora
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

For generations the name Albert Schweitzer has been synonymous with hands-on compassion and the power of Christ-like sacrifice. Now director Gavin Miller presents a landmark drama about the... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar
Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Barbara Hershey, Judith Godrèche
Passion (1999)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

Director: Peter Duncan
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Barbara Hershey, Emily Woof
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey
11:14 (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives.

Director: Greg Marcks
Stars: Henry Thomas, Colin Hanks, Ben Foster
Paradise I (TV Movie 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson
Stars: David Strathairn, Barbara Hershey, Kirk Acevedo
Lantana (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Naveen Andrews, Carol Lynley
Defenseless (1991)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer is hired to defend an old college friend accused of murdering her husband.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Mary Beth Hurt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Melody
Yusuf Davids ...
River
Tony Kgoroge ...
Scoop
...
Stone
Blessing Mbonambi ...
Johnny
Nikilitha Mantungwa ...
Little
Kira Wilkinson ...
Grace
Amanda Dilma ...
Pretty
Tina Jaxa ...
Mercy
Thoko Ntshinga ...
Fair
Claire Berlein ...
Charm
Dipuo Huma ...
Belle
Hazel Scott ...
Mrs. Grain
Bill Curry ...
Postman
Liza Ackermann ...
June - deceased daughter (as Liza Ackerman)
Edit

Storyline

Melody returns home to Fairlands for the funeral of her estranged daughter. But the town has almost disappeared under the encroaching desert. She finds out she has a 10 year old grandson. Melody decides to take the boy away, but he resists.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

women | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

3 January 2008 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Die Liebe einer Großmutter  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?