From a New Jersey poultry guy to a nerdy corporate exec, the folks profiled here have one thing in common: they're serious about whistling. Kate Davis and David Heilbroner traveled to Louisburg, NC -- site of the International Whistling Competition -- to make this joyful movie about the no-nonsense business of competitive whistling. Presenting a year in the lives of several competitors, the film culminates with the event's nail-biting finale.
Are you a whistler? Or maybe you know somebody who likes to whistle? My mom is a really good whistler, but we used to tease her about it when we were kids, so I haven't heard her whistle for many years. Anyway, this is a really fun movie and there are plenty of references to birds in it too. (and it made me wonder, how do birds whistle without lips??)
The whistling is phenomenal and since the movie's only 76 minutes long, you're not stuck in front of the TV being bored for hours. It's definitely a family-friendly movie and I think people of all ages would enjoy watching it. And if the whistled version of the Star-Spangled Banner doesn't bring a tear or two to your eyes, then you have a heart of stone.
If you're a Netflix subscriber, add this one to your queue or check with your local public library to see if you can borrow a copy of this DVD from them.