A Birder's Guide To Everything
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Teen pursues rare bird in slow-moving coming-of-age film.
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Fresh: The film is far from a melancholy wallow, but it does examine the ways we cope with loss and the conflicts that result when one person's healing process is faster or different from another's.
- Joel Arnold, NPR, Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Fresh: Each actor fills his role nicely, and they have enough chemistry to animate the routine pitfalls this road trip has in store for them.
- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Fresh: 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.
- Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times, Monday, March 24, 2014
A Birder's Guide to Life's attempt to escape from the typical high school and coming-of-age cliches by adventuring through the forest proves unsuccessful for the most part. While the premise seems nice enough, the character's suffer from some blatant unoriginality, and even if there are some heartfelt and dramatic moments pulled off here, the constant feeling that most of what this film has to offer has been done before and many times in a better way is just too distracting to make this movie a winner for me. Even though it has a few funny moments as well, A Birder's Guide to Everything had potential that sadly remained unused through what I consider to be lackluster writing.
- jeffreyray3, Thursday, July 10, 2014