Picture from The Big Year
Overall A-

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

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some sensuality.

Talk to your kids about…

The Big Year

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?