Birds of America
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCraig Lucas
Written byElyse Friedman
Produced byDaniela Taplin Lundberg
Jana Edelbaum
Celine Rattray
Galt Niederhoffer
StarringMatthew Perry
Ben Foster
Ginnifer Goodwin
Lauren Graham
CinematographyYaron Orbach
Edited byEric Kissack
Music byAhrin Mishan
Plum Pictures
iDeal Partners Film Fund
Distributed byMyriad Pictures (international)
Release date
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$150,278

Birds of America (originally titled The Laws of Motion) is a 2008 American comedy-drama independent movie directed by Craig Lucas, written by Elyse Friedman, and starring Matthew Perry. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2008,[1] It was produced by Plum Pictures.[2]


All Morrie's wife wants is to start a family. But when Morrie's two siblings show up needing a place to stay will they be able to juggle the pressure, or will it all be too much?[1]



The film was shot primarily in Darien, Connecticut.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sundance Film festival - 2008 Online Film Guide Archived 2008-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Harvey, Dennis. "Review. 'Birds of America' " Variety, January 31, 2008