The Big Year (2011)

The Big Year (2011)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: David Frankel
  • Cast: Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson


In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick, who’s seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler, newly retired, and Brad Harris, who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick’s wife wants a baby, Stu’s firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the U.S. (including a trip to Alaska’s westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards?

One comment

  • Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in 1 comedy… Reason enough to watch this movie… I thought. I’m afraid it’s a big NO for me: boring, not funny, stupid script,… this movie was horrible. Enough said!

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