Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

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In director Yaniv Raz' DR. BIRD'S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS, 16-year-old James Whitman (Lucas Jade Zumann) starts every morning with a Walt Whitman-esque "Song to Myself," has imaginary therapy with a pigeon (the titular Dr. Bird), and mourns his older sister, Jorie, who mysteriously went missing a month earlier because of their abusive father, aka "The Brute" (Jason Isaacs). James, who deals with his depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts through his ongoing "conversations" with Dr. Bird (whose words of wisdom are voiced by Tom Wilkinson), isn't a total misfit at his private school thanks to his friendship with cool, foreign-born stuent Kwame (Odiseas Kwame Georgiadis), who believes that James just needs to get lucky with a girl. James does have a serious crush on beautiful classmate Sophie (Taylor Russell), who approaches him about a graphic poem Jorie was supposed to submit to the literary journal. James suggests that the two of them team up to look for Jorie (and the poem), and as they hunt for clues and gather evidence, they grow closer. Meanwhile, James' mental health continues to suffer without proper treatment.
Starring Lucas Jade Zumann, Taylor Russell, David Arquette
Director Yaniv Raz