Little BirdsA restless teen (Juno Temple) and her best friend (Kay Panabaker) face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home to head to Los Angeles, where she hopes to find the skateboarder (Kyle Gallner) with whom she experienced her first kiss.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 94 minQuality: SDRelease: 2011IMDb: 6.1
Actors of "Little Birds"
Characters of "Little Birds"
Directors of "Little Birds"Elgin James
Creators of "Little Birds"Elgin James
Critic Reviews of "Little Birds"Los Angeles TimesSeptember 13, 2012
Though the plotting is problematic and at times as lost as the kids, there are bursts of brilliance and moments of aching vulnerability in "Little Birds" that make you wonder what the filmmaker might do next.New York PostAugust 31, 2012
The dreamy shots of a poisoned sea in "Little Birds" show an imagination sorely missing from its drab plot and characters.NPRAugust 30, 2012
Despair may be an emotion of emptiness, of the absence of hope, but that doesn't mean a movie about someone spiraling down into that emotion has to feel so empty as well.Entertainment WeeklyAugust 29, 2012
There's a moralistic structure there, but it leaves Lily in a place that's scarcely more reassuring than the one she first abandoned. That's what makes Little Birds not just a lesson but, in its rambling way, an organic journey.New York Daily NewsAugust 29, 2012
Like its teenage heroine, "Little Birds" is stubbornly convinced of its own unique profundity. So it's a good thing this moodily self-absorbed drama redeems itself with just enough endearing innocence.New York TimesAugust 29, 2012
It is hard not to be reminded of other movies - like Larry Clark's "Kids," Nick Cassavetes's "Alpha Dog," Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" - that explore similar territory with greater risk and originality.Bust MagazineOctober 05, 2016
What helps Little Birds retain its innocence is the girls' mixed sense of fear and liberation that comes from their new experience.Japan TimesJune 10, 2016
There have been a bunch of films about teen girls with a wild streak getting in over their heads, and Little Birds isn't all that different, though it does have a bit more of a sense that this is the teen feeling it, not the adult looking back.Sly FoxDecember 29, 2012
Quirky tale of female empowerment about coming of age on L.A.'s mean streets.SSG SyndicateSeptember 08, 2012
Fragile tale of how a lifelong friendship forged between two innocent girls is tested when they venture into a volatile, violent world.Common Sense MediaSeptember 04, 2012
Teen girls seek respite from bleak life in mature drama.Film Journal InternationalAugust 30, 2012
Coming-of-age, semi-autobiographical drama has flashes of adventure and danger, but too much 'So what?'.
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