Mars Movie Reviews – The Big Year

Movie Info: Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are at a crossroads — one is experiencing a mid-life crisis, another a late-life crisis, and the third, a far from ordinary no-life crisis. From David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, comes a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their big year takes them on a cross-country journey of wild and life-changing adventures. — (C) 20th Century Fox

Mars Review:  The Big Year is completely predictable and full of way too many bird-watching montages set to inspiring music. If you can get past the obviously obscure subject matter of birds, it’s such an upbeat, really sweet, cheery film, it’s pretty hard to resist.  The three stars bring their most satisfying games, their comedy small and human-scaled rather than broad and slapsticky.

Stars: 4