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The Big Year

PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Three men find that they have come to a turning point. Stu (Steve Martin) faces a late-life crisis, Kenny (Owen Wilson) is in the grip of a midlife crisis, and Brad (Jack Black) is wallowing in a no-life crisis. Determined to kick-start their stagnant lives, Stu, Kenny and Brad decide to enter a prestigious contest. During the course of one calendar year, the three friendly rivals criss-cross North America in a quest to count more species of birds than anyone else.

Cast: Steve Martin , Jack Black , Owen Wilson , Brian Dennehy , Anjelica Huston , Rashida Jones , Rosamund Pike , Dianne Wiest

Director: David Frankel

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Big Year (2011)

Release Date: October 14th, 2011|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • April 21, 2012 gp00000000118994
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    Great movie.....i dont know anyone who would actually waste their time with such a project...but

  • March 29, 2012 patdortch
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    Thought it was hilarious,especially if you\'re a birder, you\'ll appreciate it!

  • February 11, 2012 jackd1207
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    I actually bought the DVD with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Not what I would term a great movie, but, I was entertained for a couple hours, and isn\'t that movies are supposed to do?

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