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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.
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.
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.
Mais vale um pássaro na mão do que dois voando.
Breezy and charming. I'm not the usual audience for these guys, but Jack Black delighted me in a way that he hasn't since The Holiday. Sweet and intriguing as it looks at a subculture that is just not very well known.
Not a particularly tight movie, but simple and easy to watch. Birds are so cool!
This was way better than the poster made it look! Quite charming and funny really.
This was cute, wasn't it.
Do not dismiss this film. I know nothing about birding (and don't really care about birding), but I loved this sweet, well-acted story.
What happend in this boring mess. Bird watching is actually more entertaining.
Good movie. I mean, for what it is.
why the fuck did i just watch a film about jack black, owen wilson and leslie martin watching birds
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