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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
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
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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Just ducky! What a treat, too, to view a film set in New Zealand that doesn't have hobbits, 12 December 2013
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Doug (Rhys Darby) has just been jilted by longtime galfriend, Susan. An item for two years, Susan can't stand the fact the Doug still lives in the house he inherited when his parents died, she'd prefer something more upscale. Also, she detests the fact that he adores the rock band Queen, having a wall devoted to their photos and playing their music constantly. So, she's had enough and walks out the door. Hurting immensely, Doug keeps the breakup news from his best buds at work and at play. Luckily, this road worker's attentions soon get diverted. A rare black duck lands on his roof, having broken a wing. Rescuing the bird, he takes it to a nearby small zoo, where the expert on winged creatures, Holly (Sally Hawkins) says she can't help him. Instead, she hands him a phone number for a nearby vet (Bryan Brown, how nice to see him!). Declaring that the bird will never fly again, the doc suggests that Doug foster it until he can find another solution. Settling the duck, which he names Pierre, with his own room, complete with Doug's former wading pool, he soon becomes very fond of his feathered friend. They sleep together and sometimes even take a bath together, when Pierre hops right in. Meanwhile, since Doug liked the looks of Holly, he tries to get "something going" with this nice lady. But, there are complications. Holly has a son, Taylor, who misses his deceased dad and detests Doug on sight. Then, Susan returns to make small overtures to her former flame once more. This confuses Doug, naturally. Between going to trivia contests at his favorite bar friends, trying to decide who he loves, and caring for Pierre, who suddenly gets lost in a woods, what will be Doug's near future expectations? Just ducky, that's what this movie is, viewers will adore it. Hawkins, a Brit star, is always welcome while Darby is handsome and charming. Other cast members of many ethnic groups are total delights, too. As for the scenery, how wonderful and exotic it is, looking nothing like other places on earth. The script is clever, the costumes are winning, and the direction is sure-footed and fun. On top of all this, the trained duck is beyond cute and quite talented, worth the price of the film entirely by himself. So, ducks, get your things in order and go find Love Birds for this coming weekend.

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