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
Sometimes the movie you need is not the one you necessarily want. Channelsurfed the other night and happened upon this and gave it a shot. I've been in a funk recently and this movie really picked me up with its harmless and honest charms. Just what I needed! I dug the three leads and how the story played out. A really nice surprise!