Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Big Year

The plot of THE BIG YEAR is pretty simple: Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black play rival birdwatchers, or birders, as they call themselves, out to win the honor of spotting the most different species of birds in a calender year. The movie follows their quest for that year, touching on their personal lives and exploring the changes they go through in that time.

You wouldn't think a movie like this would be suspenseful, but it actually sort of is. It's also sweet and pretty funny, too, and I really enjoyed it even though I have just about zero knowledge of birding. Jack Black, who narrates the movie, makes a very likable protagonist and Martin and Wilson are good in supporting roles. And the soundtrack (something I rarely mention about movies) is top-notch. I liked this one. Definitely worth watching.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I wanted to see this at the theater but missed it. I will look for it.