Love Birds - 2011
General Film Corporation - 98/101 min.
UPC - 9339065006575; 5051429102344; 886470627301
Blu-ray # 9339065006582(AU/NZ)
Cast: Rhys Darby, Sally Hawkins, Bryan Brown, Emily Barclay, Craig Hall, Dave Fane, Faye Smythe, Wesley Dowdell
Screenwriter: Nick Ward; Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger; Original Music: Plan 9; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Chris Plummer; Production Designer: Andrew McAlpine; Costume Designer: Kirsty Cameron; Make-up Designer: Denise Kum; Producers: Matthew Metcalfe, Alan Harris; Director: Paul Murphy
Doug's happy life fall to pieces when his long-term girlfriend, Susan, suddenly dumps him. While feeling sorry for himself, an injured Shelduck crash-lands on his roof, compelling him to nurse the duck back to health. This leads him to animal specialist, Holly, and an unanticipated adventure that just might start him on the rocky road to true love. However it is not going to be an easy road for he finds that he must take the duck with him everywhere to properly nurse it and just when he thinks that his new relationship with Holly is going well, Susan wants to get back together with him. Fans of 'Queen' will enjoy their music for it is all through the film and appropriately selected for the scene or mood. Locations include many Auckland settings, especially Eden Park and Auckland Zoo. Excellent photography, sound, acting and direction comprise this humourous relationship story. Definitely recommended.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B+
Official MP4 Trailer