In 2024 a pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate the obstacles currently hindering society: disease, martial law, quarantine, and vigilantes.


Adam Mason
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Cast overview, first billed only:
K.J. Apa ... Nico (as KJ Apa)
Sofia Carson ... Sara
Craig Robinson ... Lester
Bradley Whitford ... William Griffin
Peter Stormare ... Emmett Harland
Elpidia Carrillo ... Grammy / Lita
Alexandra Daddario ... May
Lia McHugh ... Emma Griffin
Paul Walter Hauser ... Dozer
Demi Moore ... Piper Griffin
Paul Sloan ... Boomer
Andrew Howard ... Reg
Carol Abney ... Marie
Michole Briana White ... Alice
Darri Ingolfsson ... Steve


In 2024 a pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate the obstacles currently hindering society: disease, martial law, quarantine, and vigilantes.

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The Only Way Out is Together See more »


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, sexual material, partial nudity and some strong language | See all certifications »

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Scripted and filmed entirely during the 2020 worldwide pandemic. See more »


On the YouTube videos during the opening credits montage, the like/dislike bar is off center. See more »


Emmett Harland: Curfew is now in effect. Stay Home. Stay Safe. Sane. Sanitize.
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Referenced in Extra with Billy Bush: Episode #27.80 (2020) See more »


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Written by Rodney Gardiner, Robert Brill, and Jonathan Brill
Performed by Stedapol C.C. Watt
Courtesy of Aperture Music
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Disappointing, dull, and interesting premise turned horribly wrong.
12 December 2020 | by cruise01See all my reviews

2 out of 5 stars.

Songbird is a sci fi thriller based on the real world covid epidemic. Taking place in 2023 with covid 23 mutated into a lethal virus that is more airborne than ever. And the cities are on a strict lockdown with military authorized to shoot if caught outside your home. Nico (K.J. Apa) is a bike courier. Who delivers packages. When his girlfriend Sara (Sofia Carson) who is quarantined in there apartment may be infected. A sanitization crew is called in to sweep and take her to an infected zone. Nice who is immune. He is willing to do whatever it takes to save her.

The plot does leave a lot of holes open. It has characters who are selling immunity bracelets. A young woman who invites man to her hotel room for sex while trying to keep there face masks on. A veteran who uses his drone to check the city. All these characters are uninteresting. The script is terrible in executing in making these characters stand out.

The direction is terrible. The cinematography is all over the place with weird camera angles and quick and shaky cuts. The story goes completely nowhere in the end.

The cast is great. K.J. Apa. Sofia Carson. Demi Moore. Alexandria Daddario. And Peter Stormare were all completely wasted playing characters that are forgettable. The script did not give them anything to work with besides giving them tedious characters.

The movie lacked thrills when it tries to be. But showing Nico riding his motorcycle all over Los Angeles from one warehouse to another. Which lacks the excitement.

Songbird is definitely one of those films that is best to skip to a streaming service or skip it all together. It was just terrible.

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Release Date:

11 December 2020 (Brazil) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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