Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Big Year (2011)

This is an okay movie. Birdwatchers will occasionally participate in an informal competition, hoping to see more varieties of birds than anyone else in a single year. Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson) set the world record last year and is determined to maintain his prominence, but his wife Jessica really wants to get pregnant and is upset that her husband is never around. Businessman Stu Preissler (Steve Martin) is ready for retirement and wants to fulfill a life dream. Brad Harris (Jack Black) is a computer programmer who still lives with his parents. The three men meet while traveling the country and try to outdo each other in seeing the most birds.

The film was based on the 2004 book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession which was written by Mark Obmascik. Most of the film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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