“ Saw Rare Birds last month and really, really enjoyed it.
“ The writing was sharp - nothing felt forced, contrived, or too ridiculous.
“ Some awful editing too to add to this disjointed effort.
“ The relationship with Alice was uninspiring, by the time she left I could really care less.
“ The empty stare of disbelief and his infectious stutter are hilarious as the boy meets girl interlude stumble through the wafting smells.
“ One of the most entertaining little movies I've ever seen.
“ It was hard to follow why things were happening (why did they decide to start burning the coke?
“ First of all, you have to understand that the entire east coast of Canada exists in a mind-numbed state of boredom.
“So weather this is the worst comedy ever, or such a bland and meaningless drama (and according to the drug line, add "unscrupulous" as well !
“ I maybe shouldn't comment on the movie as a whole, as I was unable to finish watching it, it was so boring.
“ very enjoyable film, although one has to detach one's brain to enjoy the ending.
“ Moments of humour and greatness but with an absolutely awful subplot that went nowhere about cocaine.
“ The dialogue was boring, the storyline while promising, was handled very badly and the sub-plots absolutely incomprehensible.
“ He felt bored in this film, and instead of being funny, he just felt sad.
“ It was the X-Files and over time we found ourselves used to no questions answered, and continued randomness coupled with confusion.
“ Yet it is entertaining, and this author did not waste time in watching it.
“ The one single convincing scene in the movie---when Hurt silently rubs Parker's tired foot---was probably made up on the spot, because it's too real to be part of the rest of this contrived mess.
“ Nothing happens.
“ I definitely recommend this film for some light, entertaining fare.
“ It remains entertaining, in a way that few comedies are.
“ His restaurant (The Awk) sits empty; his long distance marriage is on the rocks.
“ Had I found this film more enjoyable, I feel that I could have easily overlooked the fact that the rare bird mentioned in the film is not a real critter.
“ It carried the film through slower moments.
“ To watch him fall in love with the only girl within 50km is very entertaining.
“ A good cure for insomnia .
“The cocaine sequences were pointless (and presumably gave the film its R rating), and the ending with the ridiculously hapless RCMP was a little disappointing.
“Even if the movie looses some of its potential to somewhat banal direction, I think it's pretty hard not to like Rare Birds even a little bit.
“ 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.
“ All in all, an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours sitting on my "arse" :)8/10
“ One of the most entertaining little movies I've ever seen!
“ The events run boringly; just the scheme parts, the lead's silent attraction towards the redhead girl, and sniffing cocaine, then all of that again, and again, without any comedy, intelligence, or artistic subtleness.
“ And Dave's attraction to the coke was pointless.