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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Big Year

We came. To the Arizona desert for serveral weeks We saw. Our son Tony & his family: Kari, Ethan, Tensae, Leonard and new arrival Vanessa. We conquered. By surviving 100 degree days on the patio, adjacent to the golf course and swimming pool and enjoying our grandchildren. And on our return to Minnesota rushing off to see the newly released movie about birding, listing and an extreme form of competition - The Big Year.

Birder or not this movie was just plain a lot of fun. Seeing who can see the most birds in North American in one year is the basic plot as three main characters strive for this goal. They're not "nerds" but more than a little obsessed. The birding "hotspots" they visit are revealed with wonderful cinematography. All in all, this is a movie to be enjoyed by birders and non-birders alike. I highly recommend it.


Unknown said...

Good to hear what you thoght of this movie. It was certainly hyped in the birder world and has been rather a box-office flop among the vast majority of not-interested-in-nature movie goers. Afraid it won't come to my one-theatre town but I will try to catch if next time I'm in a bigger city. Thanks.

Sally Wessely said...

I wondered where you had been. I noticed you'd been gone for a bit. Nice to visit family.

I showed my husband the recommendation for the movie. I guess he'll be taking me on a date to see it. Thanks!

Loree Huebner said...

The movie looks good! I just love the thought of those three together in a movie...hysterical!

Will go see it.

PC said...

I'm not a birder, but this sounds like a good one!

Catherine said...

I can hardly wait to see this movie ~ it looks like fun!

Thanks for the review!

xo Catherine