Pretty Bird

Synopsis: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of American dreams and delusions.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Paul Schneider
Production: Paramount Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
20%
R
Year:
2008
120 min
23 Views

[%% Antonin Dvorak:

Song to the Moon ]

[panting]

[groans]

[man]:
People may doubt

what you say,

But they'll believe

what you do.

[%% Wim Mertens:

Watch over me ]

[stops engine]

[door alert chime]

[deep breath]

People may doubt what you say,

But they'll believe

what you do.

[man chuckling]

Hi. Welcome

to Owenby mattress.

Well, Mandy,

you know what's crazy is

I'm in need of assistance.

- Oh. Good one.

- [chuckling]

But seriously, my name

is Mr. Curt Prentiss...

I should warn you,

I am not the type

Who is gonna be

easily charmed.

- I'd never presume.

- Sure you would. [chuckles]

- Just kidding.

- Uh, all joking aside,

I'm here to see Kenny Owenby.

Is he perchance around?

Hey, you!

Get over here

right now.

[laughs] oh, my God!

Oh, my heavens!

Curtis Prentiss!

- Come on.

- How the heck are ya?

- Mr. "I'm too busy to

call my best friend."

- stop it.

Well, you didn't

call me back.

I'm not listening

to a word you're saying.

- Ok.

- This is some operation

you've got here.

Oh, yeah, that's right.

You haven't seen it before.

It's... It's, uh,

it's nice, you know?

Doin' fine, doin' fine.

- Yeah, I'll say.

- [sighs]

[Curtis]:
You're hiring with

your wiener, I like that.

[chuckling]

Your employee Mandy,

she's very attractive

is all I'm saying.

Oh, yeah, Mandy.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

She's great, she's great.

And, uh... Yeah, wow,

she's, uh, she's pretty.

Yeah. I never

noticed that before,

But, uh... Oh, yeah.

[Kenny]:
It's a huge space.

It's right here.

I could rent it and, uh,

have all the warehousing

For mattresses, beds,

and bedding I'd ever need.

Kenny, I might have

a better idea for this.

[Kenny]:
What do you

got in mind, Curtis?

Kenny, you have done

very well for yourself.

Oh, well, not too bad.

And you're making

a ton of money.

Ok, I don't know about

a ton of money...

Kenny, you're

making a ton of money.

Yes, I'm making

a ton of money.

Good, because we're

gonna need most of it.

- You sold me. I'm in.

- [laughs]

I'm spearheading a venture.

Well, technically,

I don't know

if there's a difference

Between that and an

enterprise. Whatever it is,

I'm the president of it.

Do you remember

a couple of years back

We tried to come up

with something to invent?

[chuckles] yeah, I sure do.

Yeah, heat n' hold.

%% hair dryer

that shoots hairspray %%

Yeah, of course I remember.

I still got mine.

Well, this new thing is

bigger than the hair dryer.

- Bigger than the hair dryer?

- Oh, it's bigger

than the hair dryer.

So...

...Are you with me on this?

Whatever it is, I'm in.

[chuckles]

[%% Wim Mertens:

Often a bird ]

[Curtis laughs]

I know, bright and early.

Good morning. Uh, my name

is Mr. Curt Prentiss.

I am heading

an intra-preneurial...

Intra-preneurial, uh...

Can you connect me

with the, uh,

jet propulsion department?

What I'm trying to do

is track down a jet

propulsion specialist

'cause I am in trouble!

Hi, is this, uh,

McDowell aerospace?

[panting]

You are an aerospace engineer,

is that correct?

Great. And you went

to college?

And you graduated?

That's great.

Yes, I was told you have

a, uh, consultant on staff.

How's it goin' in here?

Uh, so it's been...

Shut down, huh?

Might I trouble you

for a forwarding number?

Oh. Lifesaver.

Richard Honeycutt.

Is that correct?

- [snores]

- [door opens]

[woman whispers] dear.

- Dear.

- [snorts]

There's someone

on the phone for you.

It might be about a job.

[exhales] you know, you can't

wake a man like that, babe.

You want me to tell you why?

I'll tell you why.

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Zene Baker

Zene Baker is an American film editor. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Baker is a 1998 graduate of The North Carolina School of the Arts where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film editing. Baker is best known as the editor of the Seth Rogen's films Observe and Report, 50/50, This Is the End, Neighbors, The Interview, The Night Before and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising In addition, Baker also edited Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. He is represented by the UTA Agency. more…

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