Birds of America

Overview

Director Craig Lucas teams with screenwriter Elyse Friedman for this sociologically-slanted comedy drama concerning three eccentric siblings who were forced to grow up in an environment with no actual grown ups. In a typical family, the pattern usually goes something like this: Parents have children, children grow up, children move out, and family comes together for visits on holidays and special occasions. Unfortunately for Morrie Tanager, any concept of normalcy was thrown out the window when his parents died, ...
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Overview

Director Craig Lucas teams with screenwriter Elyse Friedman for this sociologically-slanted comedy drama concerning three eccentric siblings who were forced to grow up in an environment with no actual grown ups. In a typical family, the pattern usually goes something like this: Parents have children, children grow up, children move out, and family comes together for visits on holidays and special occasions. Unfortunately for Morrie Tanager, any concept of normalcy was thrown out the window when his parents died, and he was left to raise his two siblings Ida and Jay in the family home. These days Morrie shares the home with his wife Betty, Ida is a promiscuous artist who's always traveling despite the fact that she's perpetually broke, and Jay is a reclusive weirdo who frequently conducts antisocial experiments. All that the perpetually constipated Morrie wants out of life is to please his wife Betty. While it's been quite a while since siblings Morrie, Ida, and Jay have all been together under one roof, those familiar childhood dynamics quickly return when Ida comes knocking at the exact moment Jay goes supernova. As neurosis and instability suddenly cascades through the home like a dysfunctional Niagara Falls, Morrie and Betty suddenly find their delicate attempts to secure Morrie's tenure washed down the river right towards the big drop.
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Special Features

5.1 Dolby Surround ; English SDH & Spanish Subtitles; Previews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • UPC: 687797125897
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,056

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Perry Morrie
Ginnifer Goodwin Ida
Ben Foster Jay
Hilary Swank , Laura
Lauren Graham Betty
Zoe Kravitz , Gillian
Gary Wilmes Paul
Technical Credits
Craig Lucas Director
John Allen Executive Producer
Heidi Bivens Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
Jana Edelbaum Producer
Elyse Friedman Screenwriter
Eric Warren Goldman Executive Producer
Scott Hanson Executive Producer
Ed Hart Executive Producer
Pamela Hirsch Executive Producer
Eric Kissack Editor
Bruce Lunsford Executive Producer
Ahrin Mishan Score Composer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer
John Nyomarkay Production Designer
Yaron Orbach Cinematographer
Celine Rattray Producer
Daniela Taplin-Lundberg Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Birds of America
1. Main Titles [2:48]
2. Hospitalized [12:21]
3. Misshapen [6:55]
4. Piling Up [8:39]
5. Depressed [7:13]
6. Obviously Old [5:09]
7. Under Suspicion [5:30]
8. Whatever Happens [7:14]
9. Come Home [6:35]
10. Don't Leave [9:46]
11. I've Had It [7:13]
12. End Credits [5:21]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Birds of America
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Surround Sound
         English 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Previews
      Birds Of America
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         Blood Brothers
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         War, Inc.
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