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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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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Genres:

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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits, the cast is shown performing a 'Queen' song in a music video format. See more »

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A warm, funny and surprisingly good movie from New Zealand
15 February 2011 | by TeamFilmSee all my reviews

I just saw this film and have to say that i was surprised and warmed by the kind of films they are making in New Zealand.

As a European i had no idea what to expect (from New Zealand) coming into the film. Its not perfect, but in the end i didn't care, for i laughed, had a tear in my eye at times and had an all round good time.

The performances are strong from both Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby and up and coming English star Sally Hawkins, as well as strong back up performances from Emily Barclay and veteran Aussie Bryan Brown.

The real treat however for music lovers is the soundtrack provided courtesy of rock legends Queen. There was around 9 or 10 of Queen's greatest tracks in the film including 'Somebody to Love', 'Bicycle Race', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.

As i said, its not perfect. But you know what, you wont care. Its just a good old fashioned movie of the type that we need more of.

Overall this is a very sweet film with a difference and shows that New Zealand cinema is unique, alive and well.

8/10


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