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Little Birds (2011)

R | | Drama | 9 January 2016 (Japan)
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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.

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Elgin James

Writer:

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

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Director: Rod Blackhurst
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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 ... 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 »

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

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[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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Little Birds
Written and Performed by Tift Merritt
Produced by Dean Baltulonia copywright The Wild Artic
Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI)
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The two young lady birds that flew away from home
21 October 2013 | by Reno RanganSee all my reviews

A fine opening for a first time director. I saw it specially for Juno Temple and her performance was the major plus point but her co-star attracted to my eyes. I liked Juno Temple very much in 'Dirty Girl' but afterwords she was good, also exposed her body consistently and I disliked it. Sometime we hate someone we admired do like that. She could have been a good actor liked by everybody including family audience if she does not expose much of her skin.

Anyway this movie was good, delivers a fine message and kinda a lesson to youngsters to learn. This was the story of two teenage girls Lily and Alison from a small town. Fifteen, the age of self discovering and curious about everything in the world, to find out what is future and where it will be. These girls are unhappy with their poverty and pollution town, so wanted to runaway. One day they meet the boys from Los Angeles and follows them. What comes to them is not as they expected and theirs response to the circumstance brings the curtain to the movie.

Good story and the movie looked realistic to me. The element about blackmail through social media was one of the highlights of the movie. It was based on actual happenings in everywhere like the movie 'Trust'. I am happy they used it very well for this movie. This independent drama about youngsters mistakes is totally worth seeing.

8/10


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