This is a great movie! I had never heard of it until scrolling through my Amazon prime selections, and was very pleasantly surprised. It is a satisfying mix of a romantic comedy and a soul-searching quest, with witty humor, relatable intensesity, and ultimately a message of self-sacrifice and love. The bird becomes the thread of a tale that weaves the two main characters in and out of a great cast of supporting characters, and adds a subtle warm-fuzzy animal movie flavor to the movie. It also is a great family movie, especially for teens and up. There are a few sexually suggestive scenes, but in a very subtle, flirty way, and nothing that many teens have probably heard from their own parents at home! I have watched it now 3-4 times, and each time I like it better than the last - in fact, I am currently watching it tonight...and last night, too! I highly recommend it.