Birds Like Us

Movie review by Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Animated bird adventure has mild violence, confusing plot.

PG 2017 84 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 2+
My children (3 &7) and I enjoyed this movie. Although the animation could have been better, the acting was good and the movie was still entertaining. Adults could find a deeper meaning to the story than children. I think the lesson taught in the story was definitely over my kids heads. The story is about a bunch of birds that live in a society that tells them what they must do in order to live happy and peacefully. One bird decides she is unhappy with the way things are. A wise bat takes her, along with some other birds on a journey to find a better place.
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age 18+

It's a spiritual rabbit hole perspective.

I had to watch birds like us twice to understand it. The first time i watched it with an expectation of entertainment and simple distraction. The second time I turned off the expectations and tuned into it with an "Alice in Wonderland" perspective. Thats when it made since. Take into consideration that in order to understand the message that is in the script you have to get the message that is not in the script (said the caterpillar). Definitely a movie for being "woke", no matter what the age. (possible spoiler alert) They go from the only way of life they have ever known to wanting something more than what they are accustomed to. Then through mild "mishaps" they end up on a journey that ultimately leads them to the same place they started but with a much broader perspective. They're birds that "forgot" how to fly due to societal circumstances and see everything unknown as danger or "horror". When they "remember" how to fly, they rise above all "horror" and therefore have no reason to fear it anymore thus changing the way of life (presumably).

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