Watch This: Paul Giamatti as a Rocket Scientist in Pretty Bird

June 2, 2010
Source: Paramount

Pretty Bird Trailer

At Sundance a few years ago I caught a film called Pretty Bird, directed by actor Paul Schneider, that was about a group of misfit scientists and businessmen who decide to build a working rocket-powered belt, like the one seen in James Bond (or Kick-Ass). It was a comedy starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, and Kristen Wiig, and was actually pretty damn good, despite the otherwise scathing reviews it got during the fest. I never heard a single thing about it again for nearly two years, but a trailer has finally appeared online. Sadly, it's only going straight-to-DVD, but now you can finally get a glimpse of what Pretty Bird is all about.

Watch the official DVD trailer for Paul Schneider's Pretty Bird:

A sweet-natured guy (Billy Crudup) enlists his pals to help him create and market his idea for a rocket-powered belt. When they unexpectedly find success, everything begins to spin even further out of control.

Pretty Bird was both written and directed by first-time director Paul Schneider, who's best known as an actor from films like Elizabethtown, Assassination of Jesse James, Lars and the Real Girl, Away We Go and also NBC's "Parks & Rec." Long-time editor Zene Baker is credited for the story in the film. This did originally premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2008, but never ended up getting a distributor. Years later, Paramount is finally releasing Pretty Bird straight-to-DVD on June 29th - buy it on Amazon!

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  • Jimmy Love
    Paul Giamatti as a Rocket Scientist lol um ok
  • Angry Chief
    This looks like another one of those personal favorites. American Splendor is still on my shelf. Love me some Giamatti.
  • Giamatti is always a pleasure to watch. He looks quite bizarre with the shaved head, I'm liking the style. Looks like a case of the marketing sleazebag(Crudup) sucking the life out of the talent for a change.
  • the weatherman
    I love Giamatti and this film looks pretty awesome. It sucks it never got a theatrical release.
  • .4.4
    Rickity Cricket!
  • Yea, I really wanted to see it again... And its just sort of been quietly collecting dust on a shelf for a while. A shame, too, cause it's actually pretty damn good. I hope you guys check it out once it hits DVD!
  • Scrotie McBoogerballs
    Haha! Damn you 5, that's what I was just going to say. Good to see that guy getting some more work, he's pretty funny.
  • bozo
    Wow. Straight to DVD? Weird, with some of the poo they're pushing these days.
  • Tom
    Awesome story with stellar cast, tight story filmed almost entirely in New Jersey, Paul S. was an awesome boss




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