A Birder's Guide to Everything

A Birder's Guide to Everything
A Birder's Guide to Everything
  • PG-13
  • 1h 26m
  • 2014
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In this warm, coming-of-age comedy, shy bird-watching enthusiast David (Kodi Smit-McPhee, ParaNorman) is struggling to cope with his father’s impending remarriage when he stumbles across a duck that had been presumed extinct. Assembling a ragtag team of friends, the group of teenagers goes off on a quest for proof with the help of a birding expert (Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley). Also starring Katie Chang (The Bling Ring) and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band). Presented by Focus World and Screen Media Films.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Guardian
GrrlScientist
Fresh

You don't have to be a birder to enjoy it. The movie shows that seeking the rare and elusive is of...

June 25, 2017
Boston Globe
Ty Burr
Rotten

It actually gets the birds right. It's the humans who are hard to identify.

June 25, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Mary Houlihan
Fresh

The trek through the serene, beautiful woods highlights the banter between the quartet as truths a...

June 25, 2017
RogerEbert.com
Sheila O'Malley
Fresh

That very rare thing, a movie about teenagers where the characters actually seem like real teenage...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Teen pursues rare bird in slow-moving coming-of-age film.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Birder's Guide to Everything is a coming-of-age film with a little bit of sexuality and lots of strong and crude language. Though there's plenty of humor in the movie, the untimely death of the central teen boy's mother is a theme that runs throughout, adding some sadness and grief to the story. There's some very mild flirting and a quick peek at a woman's breast, plus a few drug references.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 21, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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