Monday, July 22, 2002

A Move I'd Like to See But Can't Find--Nearly as Rare as the Title Implies

Rare Birds–starrring William Hurt, Molly Parker, and Andy Jones–was released in September 2001, perhaps part of the reason the movie hasn't received more attention. It has apparently been available on video and DVD for several months now, but I've been unable to get it from my local video store. Described as a "dark comedy," the movie takes place in a small coastal village in Newfoundland. Hurt plays the proprietor of a struggling restaurant, appropriately named The Auk, who conspires to invent stories about sightings of a rare duck in the waters below the restaurant. Soon, the restaurant is jammed with birders from across the continent. Read the critic's reviews here and here.


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