Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Big Year

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

DVD Review - The Big Year

About the DVD
Let the fowl play begin! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the story of a competitive trio who quickly turn a simple quest into the ultimate competition when THE BIG YEAR spreads its wings on Blu-ray and DVD January 31.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from very different walks of life, facing a mid-life crisis, a work-life crisis and a no-life crisis. In the biggest competition of their lives, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, engaging in hilarious and bizarre adventures and forming friendships that will last a lifetime!

Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) and featuring outrageous supporting performances from Joel McHale (“Community”), Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Angelica Huston (50/50), Dianne Wiest (“In Treatment”),Brian Dennehy (The Next Three Days), Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”), Kevin Pollak (Red State) and Anthony Anderson (Scream 4), THE BIG YEAR Blu-ray is loaded with special features including the theatrical and extended editions of the film, over 40 minutes of deleted scenes and the featurette “The Big Migration.” The Blu-ray combo pack and single-disc DVD will be available for an average retail price of $29.99 and $19.99 respectively. Prebook is January 4, 2012.

THE BIG YEAR Blu-ray Special Features

  • Extended Feature Film
  • “The Big Migration” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Roger Tory Peterson
  • Bird Behavior
  • Stu Late for Boat, Bird Puns with Brad & Ellie, Stu Gets Bostick’s Autograph
  • Longer Boat End, Dock, Pretzels & Skippy
  • Nozzle Theft and Other Newscasters
  • Longer Cars to HI
  • Cereal Rat with Talk
  • Lanky Birder Makes Time with Ellie
  • Stu’s Summer Montage with Fire Island Fauna
  • Bostick Returns Home
  • Long Pelagic
  • Bostick Goes to China
  • Gag Reel

My Take on the DVD
When you see the cast of actors in this movie you would never know that the movie itself was about bird watching, but it is, and the actors do a great job within it. There is definitely chemistry within the cast and you can see this from the beginning to the end of this movie. I loved the depth that each of the actors brings to the movie and you are not assaulted by off the wall humor, but humor is still there (just not as much as you would expect with this cast). You also are not assaulted by colorful language, but instead this movie is one that is well acted, well thought out with a strong plot. The movie is definitely one that I would recommend as I know you will enjoy it as thoroughly as I did!

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