General Information

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Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Directors: Rob Meyer
Writers: Rob Meyer, Luke Matheny
Casts: Alex Wolff, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Ethan Cohn, Stephen Kunken, Katie Chang, Briana Marin, Daniela Lavender, Andy Prosky, Adam Barrie
IMDB: A Birder’s Guide to Everything (2013)

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IMDB Rating: 6.3


Chicago Sun-Times - Mary Houlihan
The young actors shine revealing lights on their characters.
75 - Sheila O'Malley
A tender and gentle coming-of-age story, as well as a meditation on grief and letting go. It is also that very rare thing, a movie about teenagers where the characters actually seem like real teenagers, as opposed to mini posing adults.
The Hollywood Reporter - John DeFore
Meyer and Luke Matheny's script is full of the kind of nit-picky detail one hears when birders converse, and milks some life lessons out of philosophical differences between "listers" and "watchers."
Variety - Ronnie Scheib
The constant, genial comic undercurrent of teenspeak exchanges, penned by the writing team of helmer Meyer and Luke Matheny, contrasts satisfyingly with Kingsley’s wry musings and the more serious treatment given to David’s evolving maturity.
Los Angeles Times - Robert Abele
The brusque teen humor, underpinning turmoil and sentiment all seem to be pulled and massaged from the same organic whole, and that's refreshing in a genre so often built on gimmicks and stereotypes.

A Birder’s Guide to Everything (2013)

David Portnoy, 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.