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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 birds were good
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.
Jeez this is bland. It's like movie Iceberg lettuce.
A cute film that's surprisingly well written and full of great characters.
dis film had sum gud morals and was a bit funi
Charming, fun, mad cap comedy that is a nice simple film. It's not great, nothing wows, but everything looks good and flows. For a film about bird watching, it feels like watching nature; you probably won't find anything you've not see before, but it's good to watch all the same.
an actual cure for insomnia
honestly, it's 100 minutes of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Its a cute movie, but it is not very funny. It is worth a viewing if you are a fan of the actors.
A film for bird lovers which I am not!
So I'm still not quite sure why it appeals to me so much nor for that matter why it's been seen by so few.
..but it's quirky, funny, with a great cast, excellent soundtrack and stunning cinematography and for those who don't like Jack Black in hyper mode, he gives a quiet, restrained performance - definitely one of his best
Martin and Wilson are both on good form with lovely supporting turns from Rashida Jones and in cold mode, Rosamund Pike
Although advertised as a Comedy, this 2011 movie from Fox 2000 Pictures is more of a drama following three rival 'birders' as they attempt to get a 'Big Year' (Seeing as many birds as possible). Although each will have problems along the way, none are as big as the predictability of the film itself. Some viewers may have trouble staying awake through this, but if you like any of the main actors, then it's worth checking out.
Wasn't funny other than a few moments but here are a few top notch reasons why I liked it.
1. I conveniently don't hate any of the three leads.
2. The movie was the first movie about birding I've ever seen.
3. I was way too invested in a story about birding.
4. I watched this at 5 a.m. in prime "I hate myself and am a pathetic person" hours.
Fuck you, I love this movie.
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