Big Year (2011)
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|Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in north america at a prestigious annual event.|
Editor's NoteThree fanatical bird-watchers (Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Jack Black) spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds flying up into the U.S., but they quickly discover that there are more important things than coming out on top of the competition. Director David Frankel (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MARLEY AND ME) teams with screenwriter Howard Franklin to adapt author Mark Obmascik's 1998 book of the same name.
The Big Year - DVD Review
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Published on: 1/31/2012 5:02 AM
|Bird watching...sorry, "birding," is evidently the latest twist in the attempt to jumpstart the high concept comedy. Apparently, a simple sense of humor is not enough. While based on a true story -- who could make this kind of thing up? -- and the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik, what we really have here is an attempt to marry an obvious life metaphor to a trio of potential comedy kings. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they try, Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson come across as constipated, not clever....read the full review|
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