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 ...
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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
When the four teenagers have stopped in the park to see a bird, David makes a "psh-psh-psh" noise. This sound, called "pishing", is often used by birders to attract birds to their location. See more »
Peter uses his inhaler improperly. After inhaling, he should close his mouth and hold his breath for at least ten seconds. Then after 30 seconds, he should repeat the inhalation. See more »
In the closing credits, there is a Banvir Chaudhary and its misspelled version Banvir Shaudhary. See more »
An enjoyable, thoughtful film
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, shown at a benefit for The Wild Bird Fund Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in NYC. There's a lot to like--the characters are well drawn, particularly the teens who passionately embark on a quest to sight and document a supposedly extinct duck. There's lots of delightfully nerdy tomfoolery amongst them. On the serious side, this movie's also about loss of a loved one and finding your way forward from that. It's moving, while still remaining humorous and full of bird lore. Birders and non-birders alike will adore the nature photography. Ben Kingsly, as a revered bird expert, radiates his usual star quality. Don't miss it.
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