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  • Director John Roberts
  • Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Genres Comedy, Family
  • Language English


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The Bird is the Word

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

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Un très joli conte qui nous emmène dans les aventures palpitantes d'un perroquet qui a le don de la parole (quand il veut seulement). J'ai beaucoup aimé ce film qui ne sombre pas dans les excès qui auraient pu être faits dans la réalisation. L'occasion de retrouver mon héros de la série "Monk" qui y a joué un rôle de gentil immigré Russe (Misha)qui fait tout son possible pour venir en aide Paulie qui est très attachant.