Birds of America
With his daffy neighbor (Hilary Swank) serving as his sole diversion from the daily grind, Morrie (Matthew Perry) feels stifled by his suburban existence. But circumstances change when he's forced to reconcile with his younger brother and sister (Ben Foster and Ginnifer Goodwin). They resented him as a surrogate father when they were growing up, but now their freewheeling ways could prove to be Morrie's salvation.
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- Craig Lucas
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that themes of suicide, promiscuous sexual behavior, and drug use are tossed around rather casually in this straight-to-DVD dark comedy. One character has sex in the car with a hitchhiker and three siblings bond while smoking pot and drinking.
- Sexual Content
- Ida has brief sex in a car with a hitchhiker, which is heard more than seen (skewed legs, pants pulled down and so on). Jay and his wife are naked in bed -- you can see their backsides. Jay briefly masturbates to a porno and is shown from above the shoulders, for about 30 seconds. Flash of porno shows breasts.
- Not applicable
- The F-word is used by Betty when she is angry. Morrie talks about his bowel problems using the s-word. Plus a sprinkling of other expletives.
- Social Behavior
- Jay, Ida, and Morrie are all guilty of crossing publicly acceptable boundaries. Jay has "touched" (though not abused) a girl, Ida picks up guys and sleeps with them, Morrie relieves himself explicitly in the neighbor's yard. In the name of dark comedy, yes. But some might take offense.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Ida and Morrie share cigarettes. The whole family smokes a joint in a bonding scene. They also share alcohol. Ida gets drunk and engages in risky behavior.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it