The Big Year

The Big Year is a 2011 comedy film directed by David Frankel, written by Howard Franklin and starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. It was based on the nonfiction book The Big Year A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession which was written by journalist Mark Obmascik. The book followed three men on a quest for a Big Year a competition among birders to see who can see and identify the greatest number of species of birds in North America north of Mexico in a calendar year. The film uses the same premise with fictional characters loosely modeled on the actual personalities.

The film follows three amateur birders who each set out to achieve a Big Year. They are Brad Harris Jack Black, a 36yearold computer programmer based in Baltimore Stu Preissler Steve Martin, founder and CEO of a New York company bearing his name and a roofing contractor named Kenny Bostick Owen Wilson, who holds the current Big Year record of 732 birds.Bostick is obsessively possessive of his record, but his second wife Jessica Rosamund Pike is concerned this was supposed to be the year they focused on conceiving a child. She also believes that Bosticks birding obsession is what destroyed his previous marriage. ........

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