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Little Birds (2011)

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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

Director:

Elgin James

Writer:

Elgin James
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juno Temple ... Lily Hobart
Kay Panabaker ... Alison Hoffman
Kate Bosworth ... Bonnie Muller
Neal McDonough ... Hogan
David Warshofsky ... Joseph Hoffman
Leslie Mann ... Margaret Hobart
Bob Larkin Bob Larkin ... Mr. Kovacs
Kathleen Gati ... Sally Heron
Scotty Noyd Jr. ... Ray Cawley
Kyle Gallner ... Jesse MacNamara
Carlos PenaVega ... Louis Estes (as Carlos Pena)
Chris Coy ... David Riley
Lauren Pennington Lauren Pennington ... Shawna Cawley (as Lauren Whitney Pennington)
Lydia Blanco Garza ... Female Cashier (as Lydia Blanco)
Marc Rose Marc Rose ... Man
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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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How far would you go?

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence including a sexual assault, sexuality/nudity, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodnight Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Salton Sea, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,574, 2 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,590, 16 September 2012
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Gosling is listed in the credits in gratitude for his cooperation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alison: [narrating] My best friend Lily thought she was drowning. Drowning in the Salton Sea. Even though the water was too polluted to set foot in, and left anything in their town either dying, or dead.
Margaret Hobart: Lily? Are you okay? Hello...
Alison: Lily was determined to never let it get her.
[drops down into the bath water and starts screaming]
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Soundtracks

Alison's Theme
Written by Elgin James
Performed by Leslie Stevens with Elgin James & The Suicide Gang
Published by SierraRose Music (ASCAP)
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The Hard Cold Truth
4 July 2013 | by carleystrongSee all my reviews

Most movies usually aren't realistic. They might be to a point but lots have a happy ending and everything is okay. Little Birds is not like this at all. It doesn't have the happy bright movie feeling. Little birds is realistic and every single event in it could easily happen. This movie also teaches a great lesson and has its shocking surprises. We learn in this movie sometimes trying new things is good, but going too far can end with terrible results. Little Birds isn't just an independent movie, it's the hard cold truth to life and proves bad things do actually happen. Always trying to impress people isn't going to get you anywhere in life except possibly leading up to terrible consequences.


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