Inspired by Mark Obmascik’s nonfiction book of the same name, this high-flying comedy concerns a trio of competitive bird watchers who vow to win a contest by spotting and recording as many avian species as humanly possible.
More character driven than the cast of comedians would suggest. It has a premise (birdwatching) that makes it pretty understandable why the film didn't perform at the box office, yet it's quite a pleasant film to sit through, and it takes the hobby it's centered around and wraps it up in male obsession that makes it interesting.
Much better than I expected, its unique birding premise putting it in a more discerning place than its otherwise typical comedic elements. This film provides a sense of excitement for bird watching, and that's what matters the most. Also, it balances a year in time and three different characters in just under two hours well despite predictable beats. --PolarisDiB