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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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Alison Hoffman
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Hogan
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Joseph Hoffman
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Bob Larkin ...
Mr. Kovacs
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Sally Heron
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Ray Cawley
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Jesse MacNamara
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Louis Estes (as Carlos Pena)
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David Riley
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Shawna Cawley (as Lauren Whitney Pennington)
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Female Cashier (as Lydia Blanco)
Marc Rose ...
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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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9 January 2016 (Japan)  »

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Goodnight Moon  »

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$4,574 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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$16,590 (USA) (14 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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The Boy's Theme
Written by Elgin James
Performed by Elgin James & The Suicide Gang
Published by SierraRise Music (ASCAP)
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Perfect actors for roles
17 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Lily Hobart (Juno Temple) is a restless damaged teen desperate to leave her Salton Sea trailer park. Alison Hoffman (Kay Panabaker) is her more reserved best friend. They run away to LA and follow Jesse (Kyle Gallner) and his boys. They get further and further into trouble as their friendship is put to the test.

This is written/directed by first time Elgin James. It's a very solid debut. Juno Temple has carved out a nice niche in the damaged teenager roles. She is probably one of the best at that role right now. Kay Panabaker is one of the smarter actresses, and she fits this role. She's great at the friend role, and she's great as the wet blanket in LA. Leslie Mann has a great maternal feel. Kyle Gallner is the perfect companion to Juno Temple. Overall, the acting fits perfectly in a fairly lightly written movie. It's a well worn genre. It's not new, but it's well done.


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