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Release Date: March 1st, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 28th, 2002

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Dave (William Hurt) is ready to call it quits on his marriage and his restaurant. His wife has left him and the restaurant, The Auk, has never really taken off. Desperate, Dave tries to consume the rare delights of his restaurant before they are repossessed. All seems lost until Dave's neighbor, Phonse (Andy Jones), proposes a mad scheme to save The Auk. They will announce the presence, in the vicinity of the restaurant, of an extremely rare duck, attracting bird watchers the world over.

Cast: William Hurt, Andy Jones, Molly Parker, Vicky Hynes, Greg Malone, Maggie Meyer, Lawrence Barry, Sheila McCarthy

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Pope Productions, Rare Productions Ltd. [ca], Big Pictures Entertainment

Distributors: Kinowelt Home Entertainment [de], Lionsgate Films, Shadow Distribution, Nexo, Studio Home Entertainment

Keywords: Friend, 2000s, Love, Underdog, Hilarious, Wife, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A sweetheart of a film, whimsical and touching. It positions itself somewhere between a slice of life and a screwball comedy. show more

  • For the record, Rare Birds doesn't even fly as a birder's special, since Tasseter's Sulfurious Duck is a fictional species. Now, if they'd seen a Eurasian Wigeon, then we'd be talking. show more

  • Rendered bland and frustrating by its endless attempts to make the odd odder. show more

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