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Pretty Bird R

A Rocket Propelled Misadventure
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Format:  DVD
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 29, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Screenwriting by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten20%

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Total Count: 5

Spilled17%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 404
An overly calculated cautionary tale.
Variety
Jan 30, 2008
Rating: 4/10 -- ...wanders hopelessly, trying to find a tone or a purpose or a point of view. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Jun 28, 2010
Rating: 4/5 -- The three leads seem to be having a lot of fun with this somewhat strange material. Full Review
Cinematical
Jan 28, 2008
Rating: 78/100 -- While the names attached to Paul Schneider's directorial debut (Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig) might make it sound attractive, there's a reason this 2008 black comedy - allegedly based on a true story - never made it to a theater near you. Full Review
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jul 3, 2010
This slight-framed bird never soars and ultimately crashes under the weight of its excessive thematic ballast.
Hollywood Reporter
Jan 25, 2008

Product Description:

A fast-talking rainmaker, his wealthy acquaintance, and an unemployed aerospace engineer forge an unusual partnership that hastens the deterioration of their relationships while forever altering the course of their lives in director Paul Schneider's minimalist tale of American entrepreneurialism. Curtis Prentiss (Billy Crudup) is a terminally optimistic dreamer who rolled into a small town with little more than an enthusiastic sales pitch and an unusual set of blueprints. When Curtis' unique plans for a personal "rocket belt" that he claims will revolutionize personal travel captivates the imagination of a gifted but out-of-work engineer (Paul Giamatti), all three men embark on an ambitious quest to raise the capitol needed to finance their endeavor and make flight more accessible to the masses. While the results are indeed promising, the stress of both the task at hand and some unexpected success soon takes an unhealthy toll on the venturesome partnership.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 67,013
  • UPC: 097363550440
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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