a bird of the air

the year: 2011
the genre: rom-drama

the cast: Jackson Hurst (Lyman); Rachel Nichols (Fiona); Linda Edmond (Margie)

the plot: A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. Orphaned by a car wreck that killed his parents when he was four years old, he knows only his last name and approximate year of birth. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer and announces, 'Shut up!" and "I'm an eagle!" he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to Fiona. She has been eying Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. Along with her basset hound, they set out on a quest to find the bird's previous owners and Fiona begins to unravel the mysteries of Lyman's past. But when Fiona joins Lyman on his nightly rounds, she witnesses a reality more intense than the romantic version she had envisioned. Once Lyman is able to reconcile with his past, he is able to break free of his dark world and they prepare to begin a new life together.


don't miss: Fiona. She's a pip.

listen for: "It's my house. I don't go places in it. I come home to it."


also don't miss: Fiona helping Lyman get the parrot back from the "shut up" lady.

don't miss my favorite part: Floyd, the seeing-eye dog.

fair warning: the movie includes a brief make out scene, some accident images, and the sound of a dog being hit by a car...but I promise it has a happy ending.

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