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Love Birds (2011)

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Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better ... See full summary »

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... Doug
... Susan
Alvin Maharaj ... Gurneesh
Wesley Dowdell ... Brent
... Kanga
... Craig Watson
... Amanda
... Holly
... Brenda
... Dr. Buster
Sonia Gray ... Ginger
Zaverr Doctor ... Robin
Hannah Matthews ... Zara
... Quiz Master
... Professor Craddock
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Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better until such time as a new home can be found for it. The task gives him new found motivation and propels Doug into a journey of self discovery, where he meets zoologist Holly (Sally Hawkins). Will the duck ever fly again? and will Doug find his perfect life? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
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24 February 2011 (New Zealand)  »

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Excellent - ticked all the boxes
4 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I quite like Rhys Darby and I do like Sally Hawkins, so seeing this at my local video store, had to get it out. I was blown away by its humour, good, gentle story and fine acting. Fabulous aerial shots of Auckland, and a very well-trained duck. Yes, it's a corny story, and it's not earth-shattering,(but then neither is the asteroid). For its genre, it ticks all the boxes and entertains along the way. The kids are polished performers too. It's made me want to get up in a hot-air balloon, which probably isn't a good thing, but it held my attention all the way through - and there are not many movies that do that today. Full marks to all concerned. Will be going out to buy this one.


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