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A Birder's Guide To Everything (2014)



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David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: PG-13 (for language, sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Meyer, Luke Matheny
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 27, 2014
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Ben Kingsley
as Lawrence Conrad
James LeGros
as Donald Portnoy
Kodi Smit-McPhee
as David Portnoy
Alex Wolff
as Timmy Barsky
Katie Chang
as Ellen Reeves
Michael Chen
as Peter Nussbaum
Daniela Lavender
as Juliana Santos
Stephen Kunken
as Ted Portnoy
Zandi Holup
as Evelyn Reed
Andy Prosky
as Carl Senior
Tobias Campbell
as Rob Lindau
Tracy Bundy
as Dorothy Portnoy
Samara Amat
as Cute Teen Girl
Will Laguzza
as Young David Portnoy
Joel Van Liew
as Mr. Edbrook
Daniel M. Berger
as Catapult Team Captai...
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Critic Reviews for A Birder's Guide To Everything

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

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

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The trek through the serene, beautiful woods highlights the banter between the quartet as truths are unveiled and friendships strengthened. The young actors shine revealing lights on their characters.

Full Review… | March 24, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

David and his friends are well-drawn portraits of innocents at an excruciatingly awkward age.

Full Review… | March 20, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

What's there hits the mark, so much so that I'll confess this one left me misty-eyed.

Full Review… | March 20, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Though it's hardly an odd duck, "A Birder's Guide to Everything" has its own sweet call.

Full Review… | March 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It's ultimately yet another movie about fathers and sons who need to learn how to hug. That's a theme which could stand to go extinct for a few years.

Full Review… | March 18, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Birder's Guide To Everything


Sweet and witty, #abirdersguidetoeverything is a great way to spend an afternoon. With strong performances from McPhee and his crew, as well as a great supporting cast, Birder's is a film about letting go of the past and embracing reality.

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