A Bird of the Air

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Released 2011

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Director:
Margaret Whitton
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG-13
A stray parrot brings together Rachel Nichols and Jackson Hurst in an adaptation of Joe Coomer's romantic novel The Loop, directed by Margaret Whitton. Lyman (Hurst) is a quiet loner who works the overnight shift for the Highway Courtesy Patrol. When a talking parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes obsessed with tracking down its previous owners, which leads him to Fiona (Nichols), a librarian who speaks her mind. Together, the pair set off to unravel the past as Fiona opens up Lyman's heart.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

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

  • 50

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Ms. Nichols is consistently appealing in the kind of role Zooey Deschanel has pretty much cornered, and Philippe Rousselot's nighttime shots of highway tragedy are dreamily atmosph...

  • 40

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Unable to establish a consistent tone, picture goes derivatively screwball one minute and stickily sentimental the next.

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