Here we go again!! February always brings the academy awards and a glutton of other awards shows, but still yet…
The Big Year
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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.
the birds were good
Watching the Big Year, a film about three men trying for the record of the Big Year(most seen rare birds in one year) with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, one would expect to have quite a comedic ride with three veterans in the film. What we get is a charming little film that plays out more as a drama than a comedy (as I don't recall laughing once in the film).
Jack Black and Steve Martin's characters are quite endearing in their different parts of their lives trying to live out the Big Year dreams and they both share good chemistry with each other. Owen Wilson plays his character a tad too over the top and while he…
The best movie about birding out there. It's not LOL funny, but when you get used to the subject you can enjoy the surprisingly sensitive and lovely moments. Loved the "birdish" soundtrack, as much as the special participations of June Squibb, Dianne Wiest and Anjelica Huston in the supporting cast. Sometimes I wished it was a Wes Anderson flick.
Good-hearted movie worth seeing once.
Surprisingly cute film about birdwatching. And apparently how cutthroat it can be. Also personal fulfillment, life goals, self assessment, etc.
A fun enough film with good acting. I had no idea bird watching was as big a deal as this.
If you go in not expecting Godfather quality stuff than it definitely warms your heart!
NOTE: I've seen two versions of this movie, one seemed to be extended and had narration by John Cleese and it DRASTICALLY changed the movie making it far better than the one without John Cleese!
A somewhat strange premise. Beautiful locations. An ageing comedy star. Owen Wilson. Can't stop thinking "what happens to a Wes Anderson movie if you take out Wes Anderson out of the picture".
Mostly harmless and mildly funny (insert here: i.imgur.com/himZD0Mh.jpg ), it feels more like a missed opportunity than a bad movie.
An extremely clever way to tell an encouraging story about all the different types of people striving after something. Those that have the means but are scared to jump in, those that want to make it big but don't have the means and also those that are on top but are frightened to be forgotten or overshadowed because their entire life has revolved around this passion.
One of my absolute favorite films, and it doesn't matter how many times I see it.
El campeon del mundo de avistamientos de pajaros se enfrentara a dos aspirantes a quitarle su record, en una competición llamada "El Gran Año"... Marciana comedia con 3 grandes comediantes, llena de cameos y que (sorprendentemente) fuinciona pese a lo marciano de la premisa argumental. Entretenida.
Owen Wilson's pouted lips.
the birds were good
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