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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
My main reason for watching this was Juno Temple. She was great, but the film was unoriginal and a little bland.
That being said, it was a decent enough movie, but unless you're into angsty teen dramas you may want to skip this.
Here's a movie that I found myself wanting to be good, to elevate itself from the boring setup of the opening act, but it never does. In fact, Little Birds gets progressively worse and more annoying as it moves towards an entirely awful conclusion.
I feel an immediate obligation to root for anything Juno Temple is in, which is why I end up putting myself through movies like this sometimes. She's showing up in just about everything nowadays, so much that I think it's safe to assume that her agent might be the busiest person alive. The one glaring drawback of choosing this many roles (she has something like 15 movies in production as we speak) is the fact that…
This movie is very pretty, but still basically amounts to 90 minutes with total twats.
Juno Temple and Kyle Gallner are two of my favourite actors ever omg. This film is so well shot, I much preferred the first half in the small town with the parents rather than the LA bit but it was all interesting. It looked so crisp and lovely.
Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Mr. Nobody, Cracks, Kaboom) and Kay Panabaker (Cyberbully, Weeds, Nancy Drew, Life Is Ruff) play the two leading ladies in this one. Lily (Temple) lives at home with her mom, Margaret (Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, 17 Again, This is 40).) Lily is one of those asshole teenagers that hates where they live and dreams of “the bigger life” in the city, and the people around her suffer because of it. Her friend Alison (Panabaker) is the cliche opposite piece of bread; the good girl that’s more reserved and fine where she is. They have the typical good girl/bad girl relationship where one tries to get the other to do things…
Seriously, does Juno Temple have to get naked in every movie? She is a great actress, mostly, but I feel she always thinks she needs to get our attention with some skin. In this case, the very opening shot.
I say mostly cause she was quite annoying here.
It starts off fine, but we really never understand why Temple is such a bitch to everyone here. Bosworth seems to have the most interesting storyline, being a mother having to take care of her man who came back from war a total vegetable.
But at some point she and Mann are just forgotten about so we can watch Temple and Panabaker hang with three of the biggest douchebags in the world.…
I can't tell if it was James' intention to leave me feeling weird and empty after watching this? The strongest thing about this film was the cinematography, especially in the first half. As far as quiet, uncomfortable, upsetting cinema goes, this is a good one. I think it appeals to a ridiculously specific audience, but to that very certain audience it provides an incredible amount of comforting truth.
My second time watching this.
I thought that it portrayed youth in an interesting way. I also liked how it explored the theme of freedom as a teenager.
I just really love Juno Temple and I need to see everything she's done ever.
I rented this movie from Netflix back when the DVD came out. I really enjoyed this one and I eventually bought it. I find myself enjoying pretty much anything that Juno Temple is in. I don't know what it is about her, but if a movie comes out with her in it, I really want to see it. lol
If there's any guarantees you're gonna get with Juno Temple is that:-
1. She will get naked
2. She'll play a severely messed up individual
In Little Birds she's both of these and remains pretty much one of the only really appealing factors in a movie that is rather bland.
Another in an endless line of little indie dramas starring Juno Temple. This one starts out well, with a nice supporting turn from Leslie Mann and very pretty cinematography, but oh boy does it ever turn to crap in the end. Just a bit of a joke, really. A teenager’s idea of tough, gritty drama.
Sad. Honest. I am having a Juno Temple moment.
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