The Big Year
The Big Year review
Those expecting a barrel of laughs will be somewhat disappointed. Stu, Brad and Kenny (portrayed by Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson) meet accidentally while "birding.: Stu is a CEO, Brad a programmer and Kenny is the confident record holder for having the best year. Despite the success of the 3 leads in the comedy genre, they try their hand in a serious and light drama about bird wacthing. Had some nice quotes like "We both won. You know what I mean" from Brad or "I should have left years ago." Best line from Kenny - "Hitchcockian." Despite the lack of adequate humor, the picture shows spectacular cinematography, insightful facts about birding/certain birds and the capacity of Jack Black to play a sincere and heartwarming character. Angelica Huston was underutilized. The Big Year was entertaining because of its 3 interesting leads whose lives have changed after attempting to best each others records, various location settings and fun facts about the birds.