Hear Nicolas Cage say "birdy" 200 times.
I understand that some people will be turned off by the meandering plot, shaky camera and "mumbly" characters. It's not for everyone.
For me, though, this is the kind of warm, inventive American indie that's often overlooked because it doesn't attempt to make a grand statement. Instead, in its own quiet way, it evokes a lot of feeling: the crisp cold of early winter, the chatter of street people who populate every major city and the awkward conversation that ensues…