Watch: Rare Birds 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – Dave is down. His wife lives in Washington, D.C.; his restaurant, the Auk, in an out-of-the-way Newfoundland inlet, is a bust; a drink is rarely out of reach. An odd-duck of a neighbor, Phonce, who has found ten kilos of cocaine and wants Dave’s help selling it, contrives to keep Dave in town by faking and reporting the sighting of a rare bird. Soon birders descend from everywhere, and the restaurant is a success. Dave is snorting the cocaine and falling for a young visitor who helps him out at the Auk, Phonce is launching his recreational submarine, and various men who don’t look like birders are poking about. When the chickens come home to roost, will Dave and Phonse have a Plan B?.
Plot: A down-and-out restaurateur and his neighbor hatch a plan to lure luminaries to their small Newfoundland town.
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|6.3/10 Votes: 1,696|
|54% | RottenTomatoes|
|60/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 22 Popularity: 2.563 | TMDB|
Highely underrated, lovely absurd movie
In this day and age of fast paced, overstylished movies, comes this tale of a chef and his close friend, who tries to save his buddies deserted restaurant, by inventing the sighting of a near extinct duck near the location to attract customers.
While this is going on, there is still time left to work on a recreational submarine, in a basement which is filled with cocaine and the most strange flat lamps.
Hurt is acting his guts out as the clumsy, near nerve wrecked chef who’s lost in an absurd world. And there is romance too.
Well, it’s a long time ago I didn’t see a movie which reminded me of another one, and this alone is quite an accomplishment. A lovely little movie, quite serene and if you ask me highly underrated pearl of creative cinema.
One of the most entertaining little movies I’ve ever seen!
What does a recovered package of cocaine, a gourmet restaurant in the middle of nowhere, two of the most delightful and oddest friends I’ve ever met, the most naturally sexy redhead I’ve ever seen, Svetkoff Lights, a 1200 pound ultra-light submarine, an extinct species of duck, and undercover agents from the RCP have in common? One of the most entertaining little movies I’ve ever seen! The author driven screenplay kept me chuckling for the entire movie and I did not want the movie to end. What an absolute delight for both a story and a film. I loved it!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Director Sturla Gunnarsson
Writer Edward Riche
Actors William Hurt, Andy Jones, Molly Parker
Awards 6 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Clairmont Cameras
Laboratory The Lab, Toronto, Canada
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm