David Portnoy, a fifteen-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his ... See full summary »

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Rob Meyer
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Kodi Smit-McPhee ... David Portnoy
James Le Gros ... Donald Portnoy (as James LeGros)
Daniela Lavender ... Juliana Santos
Katie Chang ... Ellen Reeves
Alex Wolff ... Timmy Barsky
Zandi Holup Zandi Holup ... Evelyn Reed
Michael Chen Michael Chen ... Peter Nessbaum
Tobias Campbell ... Rob Lindau
Joel Van Liew ... Mr. Edbrook
Daniel Berger Daniel Berger ... Scarsdale High School Capt (as Daniel G.S. Berger)
Ben Kingsley ... Lawrence Konrad
Adam Barrie ... Eric
Jessica Perez Jessica Perez ... Trish
Ethan Cohn ... Jeff
Lucas Near-Verbrugghe ... Trent
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David Portnoy, a fifteen-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. Written by Crossroads Films

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Find your reason to fly.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for language, sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Labrador Duck is, in fact, an extinct species. See more »

Goofs

When the teenagers have stopped in the park to look at a bird, we see an Eastern Towhee singing. In the next shot David points at a Downy Woodpecker and comments that it's replying to him, but at that point we hear a different type of bird singing. See more »

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In the closing credits, there is a Banvir Chaudhary and its misspelled version Banvir Shaudhary. See more »

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A film for everyone
29 April 2013 | by jena-howieSee all my reviews

Saw this film at Tribeca and I LOVED it! It's one of those movies anyone can watch and get something out of. It made me laugh, cry, and self-reflect. For a film to do all of those things - that's powerful. I enjoyed the film for its humor, originality, and emotional dimension. When you are a kid and tragedy strikes it's hard to bounce back and feel sturdy in your surroundings - this film takes you back to that uneasiness and shows a view of life through the eyes of a motley crew of teenagers, figuring out their role in a series of eye-opening events on a quest for more than just an extinct duck. The characters are funny, well developed, and real. The coming of age concept is something I think everyone can relate to in some way or another. This film can remind of us that sometimes life itself is a quest with many surprises along the way and that we are never too old for an adventure. The fact that the film was co-written says a lot about the talent and caliber of the writers. I think the collaboration was a huge contribution to the realness of the characters and is what helps this film appeal to a variety of audiences. Props, Rob and Luke!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Birder's Guide to Everything See more »

Filming Locations:

Somers, New York, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$21,602, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$48,713

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,713
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2.35 : 1
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