THE BIG YEAR (2011) movie review

The Big Year for the “birder” is the Olympics for the athlete and the Oscar for the actor.  Highly observant, trail mix toting, feather-frenzied fanatics fight for first. How’s that for alliteration? I know a few closet birders who seize the snapshot whenever possible. Sadly, despite funding the extensive cast list: a zesty Jack black, a punchy Owen Wilson, and a seasoned Steve Martin, not to mention every “funny” person who has walked on and off the set of the Office, bird watching just doesn’t make for an exciting movie.

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