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A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  21 April 2013 (USA)
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David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best ... See full summary »

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David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. Written by Crossroads Films

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Find your reason to fly.

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for language, sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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When the four teenagers have stopped in the park to see a bird, David makes a "psh-psh-psh" noise. This sound, called "pishing", is often used by birders to attract birds to their location. See more »

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Ben Kingsley (Konrad) mispronounces several words, including "albino" and "mallard." See more »

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In the closing credits, there is a Banvir Chaudhary and its misspelled version Banvir Shaudhary. See more »

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A beautifully crafted take on the coming of age story
28 June 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a benefit screening for the Wild Bird Fund in New York. It was the perfect audience for a story about bird lovers, but this smart, sad, funny film will appeal to everyone. The young cast is uniformly excellent, so the story of geeky misfits on a quest seems fresh rather than something you've seen a dozen times before. And unlike so many teenagers in movies, the writers and director treat these characters with respect. A boy who is still grieving for his mother, and coping with his father's imminent remarriage, corrals his friends -- and the obligatory cute girl tagging along -- into taking an impromptu camping trip, on the trail of a duck that may belong to a species long thought extinct. There are few surprises, but this intelligent well-crafted story doesn't need them.


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