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'The Big Year' trailer

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In their new comedy The Big Year (out Oct. 14), Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson play three bird-watching enthusiasts who enter into a year-long contest called the Big Year, in which participants attempt to spot the greatest number of birds in North America. In the trailer for The Big Year, Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson play three sad-sack men going through various sad-sack male crises who decide to have a “big year” in which they seem to travel across North America for some kind of vague contest that involve cameras and binoculars. Although a giant flock of birds opens the trailer, the words “bird watching competition” are never actually uttered. Does that matter? Watch the preview below and decide for yourself: 

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