The Big Year

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

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

PG 2011 100 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 13+

Slow, predictable comedy about obsessive bird watchers.

Three normally very funny comedians who clearly have been told to tone down by the director. I was quite shocked as to how the actress who played Owen Wilson's wife was used in this movie though. Normally a good actress but reduced to no more than a pin up with loose clothing and a very heated session on the bed with her husband. I honestly don't think this movie would appeal to children as is more of an adult feel good movie. The movie never really lifts off but there is enough to keep you going. I particularly liked the many many many different places they visit and think it's one of the strengths to the movie. The movie however did have a good message to share.

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age 10+

Love this movie - family favourite!

This has become one of our all time favourite movies. Funny, but not overdone. The 3 mains are just great. beautiful scenery, great music and good plot. My 10 yr old daughter was so impressed by this that she requested binoculars and a birding book for Christmas. It also led me to read the book - slightly different but easy to spot the characters - great, funny book too.

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