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Love Birds -- Sometimes the best things in life happen on the fly. From the moment an injured duck crash-lands on Doug's roof, everything changes. Recently dumped and wallowing in self pity, Doug decides to nurse Pierre back to health with the assistance of an eccentric vet and bird specialist, Holly.
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Release Date:
24 February 2011 (New Zealand) See more »
Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Paul Murphy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Ward  written by

Produced by
Alan Harris .... producer
Ian Hutchinson .... executive producer
Matthew Metcalfe .... producer
Judith Trye .... line producer
Karl Zohrab .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Donaldson 
Plan 9 
Cinematography by
Alun Bollinger 
Film Editing by
Chris Plummer 
Casting by
Tina Cleary 
Daniel Hubbard 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
Costume Design by
Kirsty Cameron 
Makeup Department
Denise Kum .... makeup designer
Production Management
Karl Zohrab .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kendall Finlayson .... third assistant director
Liz Tan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Birt .... art director: second unit
Simon Clentworth .... puppeteer/art runner
Natalie Forsythe .... art department assistant
Rosie Guthrie .... property master (as Rose Guthrie)
David Kolff .... leadman
Greg Long .... carpenter
Jenny Morgan .... art department coordinator
Thomas Salpietro .... assistant set dresser
Sound Department
Amy Barber .... foley artist
Will Best .... adr recordist
Jonathan Bruce .... foley editor
Tim Chaproniere .... assistant re-recording mixer
Matt Cuirc .... boom operator
Richard Flynn .... sound mixer
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Gilbert Lake .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... sound effects editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Tim Prebble .... sound designer
Morgan Samuel .... assistant dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Sven Harens .... special effects floor supervisor
Visual Effects by
James Corden .... flame / inferno artist
Paul Dickson .... visual effects
Oliver Faldo .... compositor
Adam Kelway .... compositor
Kathryn Raphael .... visual effects coordinator (as Kath Raphael)
Matt Westbrooke .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gareth Daley .... digital camera technician
Ants Farrell .... electrician
Ants Farrell .... second unit: lighting best boy
Julia Green .... b camera: first assistant camera
George Hennah .... first assistant camera
Rob Marsh .... director of photography: second unit
Blair Monk .... aerial cinematographer
Todd Nevill .... best boy grip
Kerry Peck .... lighting technician
James Rua .... second assistant camera
Christopher Rudkin .... video assist operator: second unit
David Sargison .... lighting technician
Bradford Wood .... hd video assist operator
Casting Department
Tina Cleary .... casting
Gemma Sykes .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sian Evans .... costume supervisor
Emma Ransley .... intern
Editorial Department
Tracey Brown .... facilities coordinator: Park Road Post
Heidi Freeman .... first assistant editor
Julian Karehana .... assistant editor
Peter Williams .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Other crew
Nicole Dade .... production executive
Natalie Doherty .... assistant accountant (as Natalie Price)
Gary Dunn .... production runner
Teuila Field .... on-set production assistant
Quentin Fullerton-Smith .... production secretary
Robert Gibson .... safety supervisor/medic
Diana Goulding .... unit publicist
Harry Harrison .... additional location scout
Veronique Lawrence .... script supervisor
Andrew Marshall .... assistant production coordinator
Tony Monk .... specialist film pilot
Niall O'Shea .... assistant location manager
Donna Pearman .... production coordinator
Bex Watts .... key animal trainer
Kathryn Raphael .... second unit script supervisor (uncredited)
Claudia Bluemhuber .... special thanks
Vicki O'Hagan .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some language
New Zealand:103 min
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16 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A romantic comedy without a bitter aftertaste..., 14 February 2011
Author: mrjohnnyandrews from Auckland, New Zealand

I'm sick of the Hollywood version of the romantic comedy. It seems like all this time, Hollywood has been trying to get close to repeating the critical and commercial success of When Harry Met Sally – itself an attempt to pull off a more accessible version of Woody Allen's late-70s bittersweet romantic comedies. However, Hollywood tends to get it wrong each time, with either bad casting, a bad script, or a very dubious moral centre (or all three - step forward Made Of Honour).

Away from the Hollywood version, Love Birds manages to entertain without leaving a bad aftertaste (the sort of guilt you usually feel after watching a romantic comedy when you realise you've just wasted 90 minutes of your life). Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby plays Doug, down-on-his-luck after being unceremoniously dumped by his long-term girlfriend. He finds solace in caring for an injured duck – also taken away from its partner – and this leads him to the supporting cast of Sally Hawkins and Bryan Brown.

Both actors are as awesome as ever, and Darby – by trade a stand-up comedian and comedic actor – more than stands up against them, carrying the film on his shoulders. The film is set in Auckland, New Zealand and it serves as a good showcase of the city's key features. In fact, the Auckland tourism board should really pay this film some attention (if it hasn't done already).

All in all, not the greatest film in the world, but a pretty entertaining one and a nice example of Kiwi filmmaking.

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