Oct 14, 2011 · Directed by David Frankel. With Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin, John Cleese. Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.
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The Big Year is a 2011 American comedy film starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin. The Big Year was directed by David Frankel and written by Howard Franklin.It was based on the 2004 nonfiction book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik.
The Big Year is an amiable, dull film with a star studded and underused cast of fine comedians who are unable to make this worth seeing. It's about bird obsessive bird watchers, but you won't care.
And the movie, The Big Year. For those of you who haven’t seen it, if follows the true story of 3 guys trying to see the greatest number of different bird species in North America in a year. The story is funny, and touching. The photography is outstanding.
Just watched The Big Year, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin & Owen Wilson, again, for maybe the 80th time. Five years ago this month I watched it for the first time. And it changed my life. Sounds funny to say that about a movie. But it did. It made me a birder. Yes, I know that it is a strange, nerdy thing to be.
Life goes to the birds--literally--for a trio of obsessed avian enthusiasts in this comedy. To 'birders,' a Big Year is the ultimate quest to see or hear as many species as possible in a year.
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The Big Year PG • Comedy • Movie • 2011 Life goes to the birds--literally--for obsessed avian enthusiasts Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in this comedy.
Oct 12, 2011 · "The Big Year" is about such a year, involving Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), the defending champion, and two others who are trying to sprinkle salt on his tail: Brad Harris and Stu Preissler (Steve Martin). If you know the actors you know the characters, especially Bostick, who is the standard-issue Owen Wilson: a smooth-talking master of one ...
It's hard to imagine Jack Black and Owen Wilson in a quiet movie (Steve Martin is less of a stretch), but here they are. The title is a decoy, really; though THE BIG YEAR could have gone big (and gone home as yet another obnoxiously loud film), it instead delivers subtlety and soul.