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The Big Year


thebigyearThree birders (Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson) keep bumping into each other in remote places; initially reluctant to come clean, they are all secretly doing a Big Year. While Mark Obmascik’s book follows real-life birders who compete against each other, trying to spot as many species as possible all over the world, this fictional take also spends a lot of time on the personal motivations and problems of its three leading characters. Very good-natured, and a delight to watch because of the cast, but a bit too predictable. Still, moves fast thanks to the globe-trotting nature of doing a Big Year.

2011-U.S. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ David Frankel. Book: Mark Obmascik. Cast: Steve Martin (Stu Preissler), Jack Black (Brad Harris), Owen Wilson (Kenny Bostick), Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston, Rashida Jonesā€¦ Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest, JoBeth Williams, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parsons, Kevin Pollak. Voice of John Cleese.

Trivia:Ā Steve Carell and Dustin Hoffman were allegedly considered for roles.



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