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Love Birds (2011)

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Doug's girlfriend leaves him and he falls apart. He finds a hurt "not duck" on the roof and ends looking after it. He meets cute, single bird specialist Holly at the zoo.


Paul Murphy


Nick Ward
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhys Darby ... Doug
Faye Smythe ... Susan
Alvin Maharaj Alvin Maharaj ... Gurneesh
Wesley Dowdell Wesley Dowdell ... Brent
David Fane ... Kanga
Craig Hall ... Craig Watson
Mia Pistorius Mia Pistorius ... Amanda
Sally Hawkins ... Holly
Emily Barclay ... Brenda
Bryan Brown ... Dr. Buster
Sonia Gray Sonia Gray ... Ginger
Zaverr Doctor Zaverr Doctor ... Robin
Hannah Matthews Hannah Matthews ... Zara
John Leigh ... Quiz Master
John Callen ... Professor Craddock


Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better until such time as a new home can be found for it. The task gives him new found motivation and propels Doug into a journey of self discovery, where he meets zoologist Holly (Sally Hawkins). Will the duck ever fly again? and will Doug find his perfect life? Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the best things in life happen on the fly See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Crazy Credits

During the final credits, the cast is shown performing a 'Queen' song in a music video format. See more »

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Being a New Zealand movie, still it was a trash.
25 August 2011 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

LOVE BIRD – TRASH IT ( F ) We've seen dogs, cats, horses, penguins, lions and even chicken movies so its time to see a Duck movie. sadly, its really average, trying to be funny and enjoyable but becomes pretty predictable and cliché.

I didn't get why they can't be funny rather than pointless and boring.. the movie with animals or birds are usually funny because of the moments of actors with the birds sadly this doesn't have any moment than that. Except the duck was Quaking time to time. No comments on Ryhs Darby and Sally Hawkins, they were strictly okay. Being a New Zealand movie, still it was a trash.

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Release Date:

24 February 2011 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand


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2.35 : 1
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