Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Big Year - Movie Review

The Big Year (PG-13) 111 minutes B+
For the Birds

Starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, Rashida Jones, Dianne Wiest, JoBeth Williams, Kevin Pollak, Joel McHale and Tim Blake Nelson

The Big Year is billed as a comedy about competitive bird-watching (or "birding" if you will); however, it's really a film about sacrificing everything to follow one's dream.  In this case, that dream is birding all over the world for one year.  I really enjoyed this film, and found it somewhat inspiring.  But it isn't very funny, especially considering it stars three of Hollywood's most popular funny men.  Nonetheless, if you're seeking a smart adult dramedy with heart, go see The Big Year.  

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