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The Big Year


Oct 14, 2011

Latest Home Video

Jan 30, 2012

MPAA Rating



David Frankel


Owen Wilson
Jack Black
Steve Martin


2011 Fox 2000 Pictures

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Three nature enthusiasts (Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin) get themselves into quite a flap during an annual bird watching competition.

Content Details

Why Is The Big Year Rated PG?

The Big Year is rated PG for language and some sensuality.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Big Year...

Violence: Animal hunting practices are briefly discussed and old footage is shown of a bird hunt. The threat of nuclear plant fallout is discussed. Characters are involved in an accident after falling asleep at the wheel of their car. A man is threatened briefly with a knife. Some characters argue.

Sexual Content: A couple discusses fertility treatments. Later a woman attends a clinic for a medical procedure involving conception. A couple kisses and talks about sexual activity in a fairly veiled manner. A man suspects his wife of being unfaithful.

Language: The script includes over a dozen mild profanities, some terms of Deity, a couple of moderate swear words and a rude hand gesture.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in several settings including home, parties and in restaurants or bars. A man makes a reference to illegal drugs. A woman injects herself with prescribed fertility hormones.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

G Coarse Language.
MB G Language May Offend.
ON PG Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Big Year...

Home Video Notes: The Big Year

Release Date: 31 January 2012

The Big Year releases to home video with the following bonus extras:

- The Big Migration

- Gag Reel

- 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 and Bostick Goes to China.

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proudblonde04 says: May. 07, 2012

This movie should not be rated PG! It had several instances of language, including the use of “gd”! It was a cute movie, but definitely not family-friendly unless you have something to block out the language…:/

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