Year of release: 2011
Director: David Frankel
Writers: Howard Franklin (screenplay), Mark Obmascik (book)
Starring: Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, etc.
This could easily be written off as a mediocre movie, yet it does have a good moral, nice characters, and a big dose of beauty. It is about birdwatching, passion, ambition and priorities. In my house, it inspired a new goal (and new Pinterest boards); we love traveling, nature, being outdoors, hiking, plants and animals, so birding would make a very satisfying hobby for us. This movie reminds you that there is beauty in the world, and that sometimes selfish ambition costs our own happiness, transforming our fulfilled aspirations into bitter reminders of what we lost along the way.
Gorgeous scenery, beautiful birds!
With Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in the same movie, you expect a little more laughter .
Would I see it again? – Someday, not very soon. However, I’d rather go birding myself 😀
My Rating (1 to 10): 7
Recommended: Yep 🙂
If you feel like your loved ones don’t truly understand you and your passions, try explaining clearer what those passions mean to you, how they make you happier and a better person, sprinkle some of that magic on them, share a bit. There’s a big chance you’ll not only be understood, but you’ll get support too 😀