I just saw this Birder movie on HBO On Demand last night!! Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black were funny. The comedy was quite funy to me, having a few obsessed birder friends, but It certainly is not for everyone. Steve martin had the most serious acting part , but I enjoyed him none the less. I see in was released in 2011, so I guess this may be old news for most. But I wanted to share anyway as I saw pieces of each personality in several of my friends!!! I won't name any names, but Isaw a little of each of these parts in a dear friend of mine, Ours!!! catch it if you can,a Don't miss for all birders!!
Glad you enjoyed it Pam. I saw the previews when it first came out and wanted to go see it but never did. Will definitely watch it when it comes on one of the movie channels or rent it from the red box.
When I do finally get a chance to see it I will let you know if I see the resemblence to anyone we know.
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This message has been edited by Pennytoo on Jul 11, 2012 6:48 PM
Pam - I saw this movie on Netflix and really enjoyed it! Was so unusual to see Steve Martin play the straight part. Love the bird watchers antics! What a hoot! I, personally, don't know any birders. Just me and I am not one bit competitive!
When 'The Big Year' came out last year, I didn't go to see it - too busy, knew I was going to hate it. Then, the son-in-law gave me a the DVD. I watched it once and just loved it. The mistakes didn't bother me as they usually do. The characterizations were great, like birders I know. It was a fun movie, but I can see why it wasn't a big box office hit. Most folks just don't relate. Well, their loss.
In the 2 weeks before my big trip, I kept the DVD going on the television set while I studied the checklist of birds I might see. Now, I have to go back and watch it again.
I got the movie from our local library and I loved it.
There are two versions on it. The one that was shown in movie theatres, the "theatrical" version and a longer version.
The longer one has lots of footage of hummingbirds and is the better one. If you have a choice, watch that one!