A Birder's Guide To Everything

2014

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 Site

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Cast

Ben Kingsley
as Lawrence Conrad
James Le Gros
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 Captain
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

You don't have to be a birder to enjoy it. The movie shows that seeking the rare and elusive is often more than just a physical quest; it also is a spiritual journey that changes the seeker.

May 12, 2014 | Full Review…
Guardian
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It actually gets the birds right. It's the humans who are hard to identify.

Apr 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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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.

Mar 24, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

That very rare thing, a movie about teenagers where the characters actually seem like real teenagers, as opposed to mini posing adults.

Mar 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Mar 20, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4

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