Love Birds

Synopsis: Doug (Rhys Darby) thinks he has the perfect life and is stunned when long term girlfriend Susan (Faye Smythe) dumps him. He finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it better until such time as a new home can be found for it. The task gives him new found motivation and propels Doug into a journey of self discovery, where he meets zoologist Holly (Sally Hawkins). Will the duck ever fly again? and will Doug find his perfect life?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Paul Murphy
Production: General Film Corporation
  5 nominations.
103 min



Find me

Somebody to love?

Each morning I get up, I die a little

Can barely stand on my feet

Take a look

Take a look in the mirror and cry

In the mirror

And cry

Lord, what you're doing to me?

I have spent all my years

In believing you

But I just can't get no relief, Lord



Ooh, somebody


Can anybody find me

Somebody to love?

I work hard

He works hard

Every day of my life

I work till I ache my bones...

Morning! Cup of tea?


The power and the water needs paying.

I'm leaving some money towards it here.

You going somewhere, hon?

I'm leaving you, Doug.

Well, that's it? I don't understand.

Is it something I've done?

Oh, come on, Doug.

You're still in your parents' house.

Your job is going nowhere.

You have a degree

and you work in a road gang.

You can't just leave.

I love you.

Doug, please.

I promise to change.

Nothing has changed in two years.

Except me.

Got nobody left to believe!

Hey, Flash.

Mate, you sure

this is the right place?

Yeah, it's the right place, Gurn.

Oh, no!



Oh, no!


You're joking.

Mr. Watson?

Someone to see you.

He says he's a friend.



Come in. God,

I haven't seen you since, um...

I don't know.

How's Susan?

She left me.

Ouch, eh?

It's a bummer, man.


Let's face it.

She always was higher-octane

than your engine was designed for.

You know?

I mean, no, it's a stinker, but, um...

maybe it's for the best.

For the best?


I love her.

I thought we were a couple.

Well, no. I know.

It's like a kick in the gonads

when that happens.

Or so I hear.

It's my heart, Craig.

It's not my gonads.

What am I gonna do?

You want my advice?



Well, you've got to get on with your life.

I guess so.

Yeah. Oh, there's the spirit.

Onwards and outwards.

Hey, and you give us a ring sometime.

We're gonna grab a beer, OK?

Yeah, That'd be...

Be good.

Can we talk about this?


I love you.

I love you. Love you.

Yes, It's a hard life

Two lovers together

To love and live forever

In each other's hearts

It's a long, hard fight

To learn to care for each other

To trust in one another

right from the start

When you're in love...

Hey, shut up!

Shut up, you... dog!

Oh! Just...

Get out, man! Go!

What are you doing up there?

You hurt?


What the...? No!

Not inside the house! Go on!

Mongrel! Get that duck out of here!

Come back!

Get out! This is my house!

Ha! Got ya!

Right, you! Go on! Get out.


Good riddance.

Bloody duck.

You can't

keep him here, mate.

I'm sure there's health and safety

rules about this sort of thing.

What am I supposed to do? Can't keep

him at home. He'll just trash the place.

Why don't you take him to a vet?

- Nah.

Vets are a bloody rip-off.

Well, it's, um...

It's munted, right?

Maybe we should just... you know,

just put it out of its misery.

We just close up the box

and we roll over it with the, um...



Eh? Come on. It'll be painless.

Dude, it doesn't sound painless.

Well, we can have it for lunch.

Yeah, you put mud all around it and

you put it in a hole in the ground.

Build a fire over it. Leave it for an hour.

We're not eating it.

It's just a bird.

They're filthy animals.

Maybe you should take it to the zoo.

Zoos take animals, don't they?

Come on, little one.

That's it.

Gonna see some children now.

That's it. Shh!

We'll put you in this cage, OK?

That's it. Take it easy.

Good girl.

Oh! Bollocks!


Sorry. I'm...

I'm just looking for the, uh...

the bird expert...

...keeper person.

Well, you've found her.

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