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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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Paul Murphy

Writer:

Nick Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhys Darby ... Doug
Faye Smythe Faye Smythe ... Susan
Alvin Maharaj Alvin Maharaj ... Gurneesh
Wesley Dowdell Wesley Dowdell ... Brent
David Fane ... Kanga
Craig Hall ... Craig Watson
Mia Pistorius ... Amanda
Sally Hawkins ... Holly
Emily Barclay ... Brenda
Bryan Brown ... Dr. Buster
Sonia Gray Sonia Gray ... Ginger
Zaverr Doctor Zaverr Doctor ... Robin
Hannah Matthews Hannah Matthews ... Zara
John Leigh ... Quiz Master
John Callen ... Professor Craddock
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Storyline

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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Sometimes the best things in life happen on the fly See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2011 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelemmadár See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,252
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Loved it!!!!
4 February 2012 | by zen_scarletSee all my reviews

Loved it!!!! I think I must have grinned and smiled for almost the entire movie, interspersed with a few big laughs and also a couple of moments where I held my breath. Rhys Darby was excellent - I was already a fan of his from Flight of the Conchords and he didn't disappoint in this and held his own against the other actors. Bryan Brown was superb as well, although would have been great to have a few more quirky scenes with his character in them.

I don't watch movies as often as I used to, so many times now after watching a movie I just feel like it was rubbish and a waste of time. This movie kept me engaged and entertained the whole time and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed this warm-hearted little gem.

An easy light-hearted and thoroughly engaging movie that anyone can enjoy. I wish they made more movies like this!


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