Immerse In Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets UK Trailer

If you pick to watch films by their titles Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets got to be up there. Today 101 Films have sent us over the film’s UK Trailer as we enter the immersive world of a struggling boy searching for his sister.

The film follows James Whitman (Lucas Jade Zumann), a 16-year-old boy obsessed with poet Walt Whitman, who’s reeling from the disappearance of his beloved sister Jorie (Lily Donoghue) and struggling with anxiety and depression. But his dysfunctional parents abusive father (Jason Isaacs) and careworn mother (Lisa Edelstein­­)  refuse to confront the issues so there’s no one else to turn to except Dr Bird  a talking pigeon-cum-therapist.

Based on Evan Roskos’s best-selling novel, Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets is a dream-like, fantasy drama that follows the trials and tribulations of James as he embarks on a mission to find his sister, win the affections of Sophie (Taylor Russell), a girl at school who joins him on his quest…but her ex- boyfriend Martin (Chase Stokes), could be a problem, as could the strange cultlike guru Xavier (David Arquette), who seems to know more than he’s letting on.

The sometimes wild, sometimes hilarious, emotional and visually stunning quest takes the lovestruck teens into a magical realism-inspired world, and – via a strange cult – into the seedy underbelly of New York City’s nightlife, where they encounter weird and wonderful parties and surreal situations. Their journey is interspersed with dream-like sequences, theatrical interludes, stunning dance scenes, talking paintings and more, that see James start to question everything he knows and makes him more determined than ever to get the help he needs for his mental health.

With stunning score from Jim Dooley (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and directed by Yaniv Raz in his feature debut, Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets is fantastically fun and just what the doctor ordered; a little bird told us.

The film also stars Taylor Russell,  David Arquette,  and Chase Stokes.

Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets will be released by 101 Films on Digital Format in the UK and Ireland from 21st June.