• A Bird of the Air (2011)

A Bird of the Air

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

A librarian (Rachel Nichols), her basset hound and a wayward parrot turn a loner's (Jackson Hurst) well-ordered life upside down.

Cast: Rachel Nichols, Jackson Hurst, Anjanette Comer, Linda Emond, Buck Henry, Judith Ivey, Rocco Sisto, Phyllis Somerville

Director: Margaret Whitton

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Tashtego Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times

    Margaret Whitton strikes a pleasing balance between amusing and sensitive, largely eluding the potentially precious minefields in their way. show more

  • 38
    Andrew SchenkerSlant Magazine

    Naturally, given the film's somewhat precious air of spiritualism, the parroted phrase that speaks most clearly to Lyman is a quotation from the book of Ecclesiastes that gives the film its title and gives Fiona a chance to offer a blithely optimistic interpretation of that most dour of Biblical books. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    At its most entertaining when the parrot does the talking. show more

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