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Little Birds (2011)

R | | Drama | 9 January 2016 (Japan)
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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

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Shawna Cawley (as Lauren Whitney Pennington)
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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

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How far would you go?

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence including a sexual assault, sexuality/nudity, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Goodnight Moon  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,574, 2 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,590, 16 September 2012
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Ryan Gosling is listed in the credits in gratitude for his cooperation. See more »

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[first lines]
Alison: [narrating] My best friend Lily thought she was drowning. Drowning in the Salton Sea. Even though the water was too polluted to set foot in, and left anything in their town either dying, or dead.
Margaret Hobart: Lily? Are you okay? Hello...
Alison: Lily was determined to never let it get her.
[drops down into the bath water and starts screaming]
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Bad Dreams
Written and Performed by Damien Jurado
Published by House of Hassle (BMI)
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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The Hard Cold Truth
4 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Most movies usually aren't realistic. They might be to a point but lots have a happy ending and everything is okay. Little Birds is not like this at all. It doesn't have the happy bright movie feeling. Little birds is realistic and every single event in it could easily happen. This movie also teaches a great lesson and has its shocking surprises. We learn in this movie sometimes trying new things is good, but going too far can end with terrible results. Little Birds isn't just an independent movie, it's the hard cold truth to life and proves bad things do actually happen. Always trying to impress people isn't going to get you anywhere in life except possibly leading up to terrible consequences.


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