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Still shot from the movie: The Big Year.

The Big Year

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

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 14 Oct 2011
Video Release: 31 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Learn more about the National Audubon Society and their involvement with the filming of The Big Year.

How does Kenny define his self-worth in this story? Why is he so unwilling to let someone else beat him? Why is it remarkable that he abides by the honor system even when he wants to win so much? What do he and the other character sacrifice for the sake of their pastime?

What other examples can you think of where a person lets an interest become an obsession? How can a person keep their hobbies in check?

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