Pretty Bird

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Pretty Bird
Pretty Bird FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Paul Schneider
Written by Paul Schneider
Release date
  • January 20, 2008 (2008-01-20)
Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Budget $3.75 million

Pretty Bird is a 2008 American comedy film. It competed in the Dramatic Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.[1]


A sweet-natured guy enlists his pals to help him create and market his idea for a rocket-powered belt. But can their friendship withstand unexpected success?[2]



Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 20% based on reviews from 5 critics.[3]

Robert Koehler of Variety criticized the film as being "overly calculated" and predictable, noting that the only bright spot in the film was its soundtrack.[4] Scott Weinberg of Cinematical writes that the movie's ending is anything but "pat, obvious, or predictable," and goes on to say that it is worth seeing on the strength of the actors' performances alone.[5]

It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance,[6] but did not win.


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