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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.
I've been dying to see this film for the longest, I just couldn't find a copy anywhere and luckily enough Netflix comes to my rescue, in my 'Because you watched Dirty Girl' column I scrolled right a few times, and there it was. Little Birds. "YES!"
Little Birds shows us the lives of Lily (Juno Temple) a young girl who has no shame, no filter and goes about doing whatever she wants, dying to escape the Salton Sea area. She lives with her sleazy mother and we find out her life may not be all so grand. Her bestfriend Alison, the more smart, yet 'boring' friend, lives with her dad, who seems to be very mellow and just not all…
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…
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.
A good coming of age film with two strong central performances- Juno Temple is very good (as usual) but it is Kay Panabaker that is the real standout, her performance is quiet, heartbreaking, funny, naturalistic, and immense. I have a few quibbles with how the film wastes the stunning geography of the Salton Sea and its largely inaccurate portrayal of street kid life but these are small details next to the larger accomplishments of the film.
It was OK. but not great.
The focus here is on two teen girls that seem to be heading in opposite directions despite a life-long friendship.
Juno Temple is always outstanding, but this is probably the best that i've seen from her. She can do more with her eyes than most actors can accomplish with an entire performance.
It's a real pleasure that she shares the screen with equals in this movie, both Leslie Mann and Kay Pannabaker disappear completely into their roles.
This one is 100% about the performances.
This was a tale of two teenage girls who run away from home and try to make it in the big city only for it to go horribly wrong. It's been done a thousand times, and this film doesn't really bring anything new to the story. But it was still enjoyable and Juno Temple doesn't disappoint.
Man tāda sajūta, ka jābrauz uz Ameriku, jāiet pirmajā iestādē kura kaut attālināti saistīta ar kino un jāsaka - es gribu uzņemt filmu par urļikiem un depresīviem tīņu skuķiem. Un viņi uzreiz "jā, bet protams, lūdzu jums nauda".
Kārtējais stāstiņš par lauku tīnīti, kurai pieriebies viss uz šīs pasaules un tāpēc jādodās uz lielpilsētu pie nejauši satiktā skeitbordista, kurš ar saviem drauģeļiem dzīvo kaut kādā graustā vietējā purčikā. Piepelnās viņi šo to nosperot un lielā peļņa ir ievilnāt savā midzenī onkuļus kuri grib sex ar mazgadīgajām un tos aplaupīt. Viena tāda reize beidzās gana bēdīgi visiem iesaistītajiem.
Problēma šādās filmās ir tāda, ka nav kam līdzi just, nav ne varoņu, ne raksturu kuriem kaut kā pieķerties. Skaties un pilnīgi pofig kas ar tiem jauniešiem notiek.
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