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A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)

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David Portnoy, a 15-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 ... See full summary »

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Rob Meyer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Evelyn Reed
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 15-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.


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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criando Asas See more »

Filming Locations:

Somers, New York, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Around the campfire, Ellen says that her family will stay in Somers for good; but in the closed caption, that town is identified as Sumworth. 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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An enjoyable, thoughtful film
28 June 2013 | by surge422See all my reviews

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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