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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.

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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 ... 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

Taglines:

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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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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Love Song
Written and Performed by :inée
Published by Linée T Perroncel (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Stick Girl Records
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Perfect actors for roles
17 January 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Lily Hobart (Juno Temple) is a restless damaged teen desperate to leave her Salton Sea trailer park. Alison Hoffman (Kay Panabaker) is her more reserved best friend. They run away to LA and follow Jesse (Kyle Gallner) and his boys. They get further and further into trouble as their friendship is put to the test.

This is written/directed by first time Elgin James. It's a very solid debut. Juno Temple has carved out a nice niche in the damaged teenager roles. She is probably one of the best at that role right now. Kay Panabaker is one of the smarter actresses, and she fits this role. She's great at the friend role, and she's great as the wet blanket in LA. Leslie Mann has a great maternal feel. Kyle Gallner is the perfect companion to Juno Temple. Overall, the acting fits perfectly in a fairly lightly written movie. It's a well worn genre. It's not new, but it's well done.


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