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Release Date: October 14th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2012

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

Production Co: Red Hour Films, Sunswept Entertainment, Deuce Three Prods.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Genial and mild, The Big Year doesn't give in to the temptation to juice up its story with outsized caricatures or inflated dramas. show more

  • The uniformly winning cast, led by Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, and the ultra-accessible touch provided by director David Frankel provide for a constant steam of gentle mirth, if not huge laughs. show more

  • With ambitions greater than comedy and results that fall short of character study, The Big Year is neither fish nor fowl. show more

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