Free Birds

Synopsis: After years of fruitless warning of his farmyard brethren of the coming Thanksgiving doom, Reggie the Turkey finds himself spared as the annual Pardoned Turkey. However, Reggie's easy life is disrupted by Jake, a fanatic turkey who drags him along with the insane idea of going back in time to make sure turkeys are not part of the first Thanksgiving. Through foolhardiness and luck, the pair manage to take an experimental time machine to do just that. Now in 1621 at the Plymouth colony, Reggie and Jake find themselves in the middle of a turkey clan's struggle for survival. In doing so, their preconceptions of the world and themselves are challenged forever in a conflict from which the world will never be the same.
Director(s): Jimmy Hayward
Production: Relativity Media
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
38
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
PG
Year:
2013
91 min
$46,667,023
Website
273 Views

Holidays,

the whole world loves them.

That's why there are so many.

Christmas.

Easter.

Hanukkah.

The one thing they all have in common...

... food, like Thanksgiving.

That's what it's all about.

A time to sit down over

the holiday meal.

It's everyone's favorite part.

Unless of course, you are the meal.

My name is Reggie, by the way.

I'm the turkey screaming for his life.

Ah! Ah!

Thanksgiving is a turkey's

worst nightmare.

And trust me, I've tried to warn them.

You don't get it!

They're fattening us up

so they can eat us!

- It's such a beautiful day.

- This is the best day ever!

Probably the best day of my life.

- Hey, corn!

- Corn!

And every year,

they don't listen.

I'm not gonna dress it up.

Turkeys are dumb.

Corn. Corn.

Really dumb.

Hey, guys, check it out.

Turkeys are so dumb,

they think the farmer's their friend.

- He's so cool!

- He's the best.

- He's so nice.

- I love the farmer!

Hey!

Percy's going to turkey paradise!

Turkey paradise...

Go, Percy, you lucky son of a gun!

See what I mean?

But the truth is, I've always been

a little bit different.

From the very beginning,

I never felt like I fit in.

Our world is made of corn.

Leafy corn.

- Oh!

- Corn-corn!

Fire corn!

That's an awesome theory, but I think

they actually call that the sun.

Out! Out!

But I kept trying...

- Yeah... no.

- Hey, Aspen.

Your wings must be tired

because it looks like you flew

straight out of heaven.

Seriously?

You wanna fly, Bobby?

- I guess it's just you and me.

- Beat it, weirdo!

Yeah, that's what I thought!

- And trying.

When you're in a flock,

you know you belong...

... to something bigger,

that you're not alone.

Reggie, it's chilly!

Reggie, you're cold!

Get out of here, Reggie!

At least that's what I hear.

Listen up!

Reggie's been right all along.

They are fattening us up

so they can eat us.

They're right outside!

Finally, after all these years!

That's what I've been waiting to hear.

"Reggie was right."

Now I don't want to go toot

my own horn, but toot-toot!

Okay, now, here's the plan.

When they open the doors,

we run for the hills.

Go, team!

Give them Reggie!

- What?

- Yeah! Give them Reggie!

He's the Anticorn!

Whoa, whoa!

You got it all wrong!

Let's give them Reggie.

Sacrifice him.

We gotta stick together on this!

See you later, Reggie!

So after all that, I was about

to become Thanksgiving dinner.

- No, no! Please! I beg you!

- We are all clear.

- No! Ah!

- Ladies and Gentlemen...

... the President of the United States.

Thank you all for being here today.

- Or was I?

- ...and to this humble family farm

for one of my favorite

presidential traditions.

The pardoning

of the Thanksgiving Turkey.

Only one special bird will be spared

from this terrible, yet delicious fate.

Daddy! Daddy, it's this one.

This is the one I want right here.

Sweetheart, I think we're gonna go

with a bigger turkey, okay?

Please? Please, please,

please, please!

- Sweetheart, I love you.

- Please! Please!

That turkey's not big enough.

Now, now don't do that.

No, no, no.

This is your pardoned turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving, little fella.

Come on, birdie, let's go.

We're going to the helicopter.

And right over there is a fence.

And that's a seagull.

And there's a cow and a chicken.

And that's Paul.

He's getting a divorce.

Yay!

That's a bald guy and that's the girl

who likes my daddy.

But don't tell anyone.

Birdie...

...don't worry, you're safe.

You're the pardoned turkey.

I'm tired now.

I'm the pardoned turkey.

I'm the pardoned turkey!

I'm gonna live!

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Scott A. Mosier (born March 5, 1971) is a Canadian-American film director, film producer, editor, podcaster, writer and actor best known for his work with director Kevin Smith, with whom he occasionally co-hosts the weekly podcast, SModcast. more…

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