Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

7.43 / Rated by 7 people

119 min.
Plot  Riggan Thomson (Keaton) is a washed-up Hollywood actor who once played the superhero Birdman in three blockbuster movies, before leaving the multi-billion-dollar franchise. More than 20 years after ''Birdman'', Riggan wants to reinvent his career by writing, directing, and starring in a play, an adaptation of Raymond Carver's short story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love." The play is produced by Riggan's best friend/lawyer Jake (Galifianakis), and stars Riggan's girlfriend Laura (Riseborough), first-time-Broadway-actress Lesley (Watts), and Mike (Norton). Riggan's daughter Sam (Stone), a recovering drug addict, serves as his spunky, bedraggled assistant. In order to afford Mike as a replacement actor (after Riggan rigs a spotlight to fall on the original actor during a rehearsal), Riggan refinances a house that should belong to his daughter, Sam, rendering him flat broke. Throughout all of this, Riggan from time to time hears his voice as Birdman either mocking or bolstering...  


Michael Keaton
Riggan Thomson
Edward Norton
Mike Shiner
Andrea Riseborough
Laura Aulburn
Amy Ryan
Sylvia Thomson
Emma Stone
Sam Thomson
Naomi Watts
Lesley Truman
Lindsay Duncan
Tabitha Dickinson
Damian Young
Frank L. Ridley
Mr. Roth


All Titles

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
English Original Title

Release Dates

United States


United States



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