The Big Year parents guide

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.

Release date October 14, 2011

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

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

Run Time: 101 minutes

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The Big Year
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Big Year rated PG? The Big Year is rated PG by the MPAA for language and some sensuality.

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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The Big Year
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Big Year is directed by David Frankel and stars Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Big Year movie is January 31, 2012. Here are some details…

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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The funny men featured in this film can also be seen in Night At The Museum (Owen Wilson), Nacho Libre (Jack Black) and Father of the Bride (Steve Martin). One man struggles to share his affections between his beloved Red Socks and his new girlfriend in Fever Pitch. A character plays exotic bird bingo in The Emperor’s New Groove.