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Added on 01-Aug-2011

Love Birds is a hilarious charming romantic comedy that tells the story of a regular Kiwi bloke who finds himself on a quest to find true love – all with the help of a native New Zealand Shelduck. Comedian Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) plays Doug – a road working employee and massive fan of the legendary band *Queen*, along with Golden-Globe Award winning actress Sally Hawkins (Made In Dagenham) who plays Holly the sassy animal specialist.

Doug’s happy and predictable life falls to pieces when his long-term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) suddenly dumps him early one morning. Shattered, he cannot imagine moving on in life, but when an injured Paradise Shelduck (Pierre) crash-lands on his roof Doug can no longer feel sorry for himself and is compelled to nurse the Shelduck back to health.

Through Pierre, Doug discovers his own true place in the world and the belief in himself that will allow him to find true love with Holly. But the path of love is never easy and just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it takes flight. Susan comes back into his life, and Doug must learn a valuable lesson, lean on his friends and follow his heart.

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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