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The Big Year
Everyone is searching for something
Three avid bird watchers compete to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event.
So, I'm watching this, and I'm having a hard time staying awake. Pure boredom.
Then, the sound designer decides to mix the film so a Coldplay song plays at maximum volume, making me spill my Pringles.
I just don't know what to say, this sucked.
The Big Year is the very definition of a gentle comedy. It could also be classified as unfunny, uneventful, unmemorable and occasionally irritating. It is hard to know how a film about bird-spotting was ever commissioned as it hardly seems the sort of material to excite studio bosses. There must have also been a point when the writers realised that their slow paced script with broad and shallow characterisation just wouldn’t be particularly interesting. Yet miraculously it kept getting the green light at each stage before assembling a pretty impressive cast (if you excuse the three leads).
Jack Black’s narration throughout is probably the most annoying thing about the film because, well, it’s Jack Black talking and that is always…
Utterly harmless, and utterly forgettable, The Big Year is a film that Momma Film Ape would probably enjoy immensely, but I myself found no joy in this film. I will say though that I was jazzed to see an appearance by my favourite Wilson brother, Andrew Wilson, near the middle of the film. I love that guy.
I truly think this COULD have been funny.
The Big Year is a nice little tale about three competitive birders stumping for the world record of spotting the most species of birds in the wilds of North America. Martin, Black and Wilson - three actors with strong screen-personalities all manage to rein themselves in much to the benefit of the story's subtext about compulsion, sacrifice and legacy. The perfect Angelica Houston shows up for about twenty seconds to deliver one of the movie's best bits. Overall, kind of a sweet story that maybe should have gotten a bit more attention when it was in the theaters.
It is easy to see why critics took against this film as the comedy heavyweights on show are not giving massive laugh out loud performances. As this is a gentle film giving me plenty of small laughs. I love the cast in the film possibly my only slight disappointment is Owen Wilson playing his usual persona of a confident smooth talking man in a constant state of trying to one up his rivals. But I still enjoyed and I especially enjoyed Jack Black and Steve Martin’s game and different performances. Like the film Best in Show this gives an affectionate view on small sub cultures and obsessive views on them. But whereas Best in Show did provide plenty laughs this film had a lot more heart.
A movie that's description alone made me think 'this sounds incredibly boring. But with so many funny people in it, it's bound to be a little funny. There's certainly hilarious movies out there with simple premises.' I was wrong. 90 minutes of pure unentertaining boredom.
"Composed." "Charming." "Self-assured."
These are words you probably don't associate with comedy, but perhaps labelling this film a comedy is the root of so many reviewers' disappointments.
The Big Year has been called "boring", "forgettable", and "slow", but for me those are misinterpretations of its greatest strength. It was refreshing to see these three comedic superstars keep their seemingly boundless energies in check. I doubt you'll ever see Jack Black in a more restrained role, and Steve Martin plays the comedic 'straight man' to a T as per usual.
We live in a time when young filmgoing audiences are accustomed to feeding from two main Hollywood humour troughs: a) Deadpan Sarcasm with a Side of Hostility, or b) Outrageous Man-Child Antics. The Big Year takes a different tack from the mile-a-minute school of comedy and instead gives us a gentle, pleasant Sunday drive with three perfectly amusing fellows.
I'm very disappointed! Three hilarious dudes in a movie that isn't funny at all. It's really boring. Cool nature shots but that's the only thing I enjoyed about it. I don't know if this could have been any better than it was... It's birdwatching lol.
Surprisingly excellent given the modest premise.
The Big Year directed by David Frankel, written by Howard Franklin. It's based on the book by Mark Obmascik called 'The Big Year-A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession'. Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Tim Blake Nelson star in this film. an, Nature and Fowl Obsession which was written by Mark Obmascik.
Steve Martin, Jack Black and Wilson are enthusiastic about birds, rather Birders. All three of them are out to see as much of species of birds in one whole year, as possible. The competition, more precisely is called 'Big Year'.
Just when I came to learn about Steve, Jack, Owen starring in this film, I was curious to have my hands on this film, and…
I love geeky things, and i love nature. Birding is just about as geeky as it gets, and its proximity to nature makes it great. The Big Year makes me want to get into birding every time I watch it. But I have more patience for watching movies than watching birds, so there's that.
The cast works really great, I think! Just as weird and great as birding itself.
It's a film that I forget how much I like until it's suddenly on some obscure tv channel at weird hours, and I just have to watch it again, cause it's great. Easy as that! :)
Ni buena ni mala, se limita a existir.
(me temo que a Jack Black se le ha pasado su momento sin haber podido darlo todo en el cine)
Nice and natural, as birdwatching.
Unspektakulär aber mit ganz viel Herz erzählt.
(für Ornithologen sicher ein muss)
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