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The Big Year (2011)  link to The Big Year on IMDb  

Number: 523

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IMDb Rating:
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6.0/10 (31928 votes)

Country: USA, 100 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Comedy

Director(s): David Frankel

Cast: Jack Black, Zahf Paroo, John Cleese, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, Steve Martin, Kevin Pollak, Joel McHale, JoBeth Williams, Paul Campbell

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Plot Outline: In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick, who's seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler, newly retired, and Brad Harris, who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick's wife wants a baby, Stu's firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the U.S. (including a trip to Alaska's westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards?

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