The Big Year (Extended Edition)

The Big Year (Extended Edition)
The Big Year (Extended Edition)
  • NR
  • 1h 43m
  • 2011
Rotten41%
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
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Get even more hilarious laughs in this special Extended Edition of The Big Year! Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson form a comic dream team in this smart, funny comedy from the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me. Looking to shake up their routine lives, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate “birder” by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realize that the quest for success comes at a price — and that’s not chicken feed!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten41%
Critics Consensus: Though made with care and affection for its characters, The Big Year plods along, rarely reaching any comedic heights.
Reviews
Guardian
Andrew Pulver
Rotten

It's theoretically possible for laughs to be gouged out of this scenario, but you won't find them...

June 22, 2017
New Yorker
Richard Brody
Rotten

Unfortunately, these comic geniuses are kept caged by the wan script and direction. The best gag i...

June 22, 2017
Film.com
Laremy Legel
Fresh

A very mild movie, but in the nicest sense of the word.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sweet travelogue/comedy is tame but not aimed at kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this good-natured comedy about birding enthusiasts may initially disappoint fans expecting the usual shtick from co-stars Jack Black and Owen Wilson. But they'll get over it, because what's left is an offbeat, gentle, but still hilarious movie about finding your bliss ... with balance. (There's lots to learn about birds, too.) Although the movie is rated PG, and the content is mild overall -- there's some swearing (including "s--t") and some sexual references -- this movie is more likely to appeal to older tweens, teens, and adults than younger kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 14, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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