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A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 21 April 2013 (USA)
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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
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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USA

Language:

English

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21 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Criando Asas See more »

Filming Locations:

Somers, New York, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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When the teenagers have stopped in the park to look at a bird, Timmy instructs David to "shut up", but he motions to Peter. 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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Beautiful, touching and funny
6 October 2013 | by barefootjessieSee all my reviews

This is a sweet and moving film that goes beyond your ordinary feel-good movie. The layered story and its characters touch on grief, growing up, family, friendship, adventure and birds. Some topics that come up are: a father-son relationship, first crush, hiking, marriage, coming to terms with losing a loved one, competition and of course, bird-watching (which you will learn about in an authentic way). It is completely engaging, earnest and real. It is gorgeous to watch as the nature scenes are beautifully filmed. The acting is honest and the characters are delightful. It is also very, very funny. I loved it, as did my 14 year old son. I would recommend it for tweens, teens and adults.


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