A Bird of the Air
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A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to Fiona(Rachel Nichols). She has been eyeing Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. Along with her basset hound, they set out on a quest to find the bird's previous owners and Fiona begins to unravel the mysteries of Lyman's past. But when Fiona… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though you could fit its story on the head of a pin, "A Bird of the Air" is a gently involving character dramedy with a pair of appealing leads who help give this offbeat movie flight."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Its lethargic plotting and quirky affectation are -- wait for it -- strictly for the birds."
‑ Nick Schager, Time Out New York
"A lovely little modern screwball comedy that only hard-hearted cynics will resist. An unexpected bonus comes with the delightful stream of old pro's as...master storytellers."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
"Story of a beautiful and talkative parrot who proves to be a miracle worker bringing two lonely souls together for a quest that changes them both."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"At its most entertaining when the parrot does the talking."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Not a bad premise, but first-time director Margaret Whitton fails to temper the sappiness with real human crustiness."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"Quirky screwball romance has many original points of interest, but is marred by fatal miscasting of a lead."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"An offbeat romance fueled by pets and pithy aphorisms."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Unfortunately, the film itself never quite feeds off the quirkiness or the energy, and so it remains a pleasant but not a profound film."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Margaret Whitton's A Bird of the Air traffics in a sort of vague, half-defined spiritual questing."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
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