2 March 2012 10:42 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

You wouldn’t think that a film with Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Jack Black could slip by almost unnoticed by most. Any one of these guys usually draws a decent crowd by showing up in any movie. Such is the power of the general aversion to bird watching. Not only did people not flock to it, it came up some 30 million and change short of covering its budget in domestic box office.

You can get my full review of the film itself here (4/5 stars), and you’ll get a broader perspective on why I’m so disappointed with the film’s disappointing showing. Owen Wilson rounds out his 2011 with a curious and complex character that he works to perfection, despite the fact that he comes in as nothing like a “main” character. It makes you scratch your head all the more when putting this next to his fine work in Midnight in Paris, »

- Marc Eastman

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