Pretty Bird
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A fast-talking rainmaker, his wealthy acquaintance, and an unemployed aerospace engineer forge an unusual partnership that hastens the deterioration of their relationships while forever altering the course of their lives in director Paul Schneider's minimalist tale of American entrepreneurialism. Curtis Prentiss (Billy Crudup) is a terminally optimistic dreamer who rolled into a small town with little more than an enthusiastic sales pitch and an unusual set of blueprints. When Curtis' unique plans for a personal "rocket belt" that he claims will revolutionize personal travel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"An overly calculated cautionary tale."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"...wanders hopelessly, trying to find a tone or a purpose or a point of view."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"This slight-framed bird never soars and ultimately crashes under the weight of its excessive thematic ballast."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"The three leads seem to be having a lot of fun with this somewhat strange material."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
"While the names attached to Paul Schneider's directorial debut (Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig) might make it sound attractive, there's a reason this 2008 black comedy - allegedly based on a true story - never made it to a theater near you."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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