Bird-watching may not seem like the most involving subject for a comedy, and ... well, this movie proves it isn't, though director David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada") assembles an all-star trio for it. Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson play rivals to spot the most species over the course of a year.
The stars' varying styles of humor make them novel to watch together at first, but ultimately, their differences can't sustain the picture. The cast also includes Brian Dennehy, Emmy winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory"), and Oscar winners Anjelica Huston and Dianne Wiest. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; deleted scenes; outtakes. ** (PG: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
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