21 March 2014 (USA)
Rob Meyer, Luke Matheny
| 6.3/10 |
27 May 2014 (USA)
| Kristen Duncan Fuller
Lisa K. Jenkins
R. Paul Miller|
James Le Gros
Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit‑McPhee, Katie Chang, Alex Wolff, James LeGros
Ben Kingsley movies, Adolescence movies
A Birder's Guide to Everything is an independent film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff, Michael Chen, Katie Chang, James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender and Sir Ben Kingsley. It was written by Rob Meyer and Luke Matheny and directed by Rob Meyer. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2013. and was released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 21, 2014 by Screen Media Films and Focus Features.
The film follows the story of teenage birders who go on a road trip to find the (possibly) extinct Labrador duck. It was based on Rob Meyer's short film "Aquarium" which won an Honorable Mention at Sundance in 2008.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2013. Shortly after it was announced Screen Media Films and Focus Features had acquired distribution rights to the film. The film went on to screen at the Austin Film Festival on October 26, 2013. and was released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 21, 2014.
The film opened to very positive reviews from critics. It holds a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 21 reviews. The New York Times described it as a "smart, likeable, coming of age film [...] an eye opener for anyone who takes the everyday natural world for granted." USA Today wrote that "not since Rob Reiner's Stand by Me has such a compelling rite-of-passage film emerged." and The Guardian wrote that "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."
A Birder's Guide to Everything Wikipedia