Birds of America

Birds of America

Director: Craig Lucas Cast: Matthew Perry, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ben Foster


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Director Craig Lucas teams with screenwriter Elyse Friedman for this sociologically-slanted comedy drama concerning three eccentric siblings who were forced to grow up in an environment with no actual grown ups. In a typical family, the pattern usually goes something like this: Parents have children, children grow up, children move out, and family comes together for visits on holidays and special occasions. Unfortunately for Morrie Tanager, any concept of normalcy was thrown out the window when his parents died, and he was left to raise his two siblings Ida and Jay in the family home. These days Morrie shares the home with his wife Betty, Ida is a promiscuous artist who's always traveling despite the fact that she's perpetually broke, and Jay is a reclusive weirdo who frequently conducts antisocial experiments. All that the perpetually constipated Morrie wants out of life is to please his wife Betty. While it's been quite a while since siblings Morrie, Ida, and Jay have all been together under one roof, those familiar childhood dynamics quickly return when Ida comes knocking at the exact moment Jay goes supernova. As neurosis and instability suddenly cascades through the home like a dysfunctional Niagara Falls, Morrie and Betty suddenly find their delicate attempts to secure Morrie's tenure washed down the river right towards the big drop.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
UPC: 0687797125897
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:25:00

Special Features

5.1 Dolby Surround ; English SDH & Spanish Subtitles; Previews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Perry Morrie
Ginnifer Goodwin Ida
Ben Foster Jay
Hilary Swank Laura
Lauren Graham Betty
Zoe Kravitz Gillian
Gary Wilmes Paul

Technical Credits
Craig Lucas Director
John Allen Executive Producer
Heidi Bivens Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
Jana Edelbaum Producer
Elyse Friedman Screenwriter
Eric Warren Goldman Executive Producer
Scott Hanson Executive Producer
Ed Hart Executive Producer
Pamela Hirsch Executive Producer
Eric Kissack Editor
Bruce Lunsford Executive Producer
Ahrin Mishan Score Composer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer
John Nyomarkay Production Designer
Yaron Orbach Cinematographer
Celine Rattray Producer
Daniela Taplin-Lundberg Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Birds of America
1. Main Titles [2:48]
2. Hospitalized [12:21]
3. Misshapen [6:55]
4. Piling Up [8:39]
5. Depressed [7:13]
6. Obviously Old [5:09]
7. Under Suspicion [5:30]
8. Whatever Happens [7:14]
9. Come Home [6:35]
10. Don't Leave [9:46]
11. I've Had It [7:13]
12. End Credits [5:21]

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