Love Birds

Love Birds

Love Birds

New Zealand romantic comedy, from the director of Second Hand Wedding, that tells the story of a regular bloke on a quest to find true love – all with the help of a native New Zealand shelduck. Stars Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) and Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham).

The happy and predictable life of Doug (Darby) - a road working 'every-man' and massive fan of the legendary band Queen - falls to pieces when his long-term girlfriend suddenly dumps him. He's gutted. But when an injured Paradise Shelduck (Pierre) crash-lands on his roof, Doug is compelled to nurse the duck back to health. He meets Holly (Hawkins) - a sassy animal specialist - and so begins his journey on the rocky road to love...

2011Rating: PG, contains adult themes103 minsNew Zealand
ComedyRomance

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Reviews & comments

CRinge

I like Rhys Darby but this film is really bad. Like, really REALLY bad. I was cringing all the way through it and i watched it on the plane and the air hostess asked me if I was feeling sick.

2.0

Nice!

Great NZ film. Enjoyed the movie.

Funny!

Awesome kiwi movie, very funny and great acting from Rhys Darby.

4.0

Great to see Kiwi films

You wont see Rhys being his over the top silly self but another well told Kiwi film with lots of good laughs and the duck is a brilliant actor bravo

good light-hearted fun

great acting from rhys darby and sally hawkins...beautiful nz movie

3.0

I liked it!

Just saw it today, started slowly but finished strongly. Would recommend :)

4.0

Rhys Darby Rocks!

I didn't know what to expect when I heard this was a Kiwi film - but GOSH it was brilliant! Very funny depiction of the typical Kiwi life, and the quirky role of the duck just made it ten times better. The small details were amazing, like all of the Queen songs interspersed at relevant intervals, and all the little things that makes us Kiwi :) Very funny,...

5.0

just not that funny

Sally Hawkins is good. Sound track is good. And yes, Auckland looks pretty good too. But the script is just not that strong and funny moments were few and far between. We were somewhat bored.

2.0

Worth a watch to make you happy

Don't take it seriously. Rhys Darby as a normal person(with a good haircut) is beaten to the MVP of the movie by Sophie Hawkins. Auckland looks good in the aerial shots and anything that provokes a laugh is worth catching

4.0

Perfecto! For first dates

I saw this not only hours ago on my first date with a wonderful girl and it was amazing. We went to the Rialto and it turns out they weren't screening the movie we wanted to see so we went to Hoytz but we didn't want to see any of the films that were on, so we comprimised to watching this film back at the Rialto.. I must say it was great for a first date...

5.0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

See it with a desire to see the first big-screen depiction of the Kiwi sensitive new age guy. Makes a change from all those man-alone types.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An endearingly funny, if sugar-coated local romantic comedy.

4.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Love Birds is a romantic comedy from writer Nick Ward and director Paul Murphy. Murphy also made Second Hand Wedding.

4.0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

See it with a desire to see the first big-screen depiction of the Kiwi sensitive new age guy. Makes a change from all those man-alone types.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An endearingly funny, if sugar-coated local romantic comedy.

4.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Love Birds is a romantic comedy from writer Nick Ward and director Paul Murphy. Murphy also made Second Hand Wedding.

4.0

CRinge

I like Rhys Darby but this film is really bad. Like, really REALLY bad. I was cringing all the way through it and i watched it on the plane and the air hostess asked me if I was feeling sick.

2.0

Nice!

Great NZ film. Enjoyed the movie.

Funny!

Awesome kiwi movie, very funny and great acting from Rhys Darby.

4.0

Great to see Kiwi films

You wont see Rhys being his over the top silly self but another well told Kiwi film with lots of good laughs and the duck is a brilliant actor bravo

good light-hearted fun

great acting from rhys darby and sally hawkins...beautiful nz movie

3.0

I liked it!

Just saw it today, started slowly but finished strongly. Would recommend :)

4.0

Rhys Darby Rocks!

I didn't know what to expect when I heard this was a Kiwi film - but GOSH it was brilliant! Very funny depiction of the typical Kiwi life, and the quirky role of the duck just made it ten times better. The small details were amazing, like all of the Queen songs interspersed at relevant intervals, and all the little things that makes us Kiwi :) Very funny,...

5.0

just not that funny

Sally Hawkins is good. Sound track is good. And yes, Auckland looks pretty good too. But the script is just not that strong and funny moments were few and far between. We were somewhat bored.

2.0

Worth a watch to make you happy

Don't take it seriously. Rhys Darby as a normal person(with a good haircut) is beaten to the MVP of the movie by Sophie Hawkins. Auckland looks good in the aerial shots and anything that provokes a laugh is worth catching

4.0

Perfecto! For first dates

I saw this not only hours ago on my first date with a wonderful girl and it was amazing. We went to the Rialto and it turns out they weren't screening the movie we wanted to see so we went to Hoytz but we didn't want to see any of the films that were on, so we comprimised to watching this film back at the Rialto.. I must say it was great for a first date...

5.0