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Archive for August 11th, 2009

DVD Report – August 11th

A great week for new DVD releases leads with the much-loved comedy I Love You, Man, which confirms that Paul Rudd can indeed carry a movie (especially when his wingman is as hilarious as Jason Segel). But the film which earned the Criticker community’s unadulterated love was the Palme d’Or winning masterwork The Class. If you haven’t seen this yet, do yourself a favor and seek it out.

I Love You, ManAverage Tier 6.26
Friendless Peter Klaven (Rudd) goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But when his insta-bond with new BFF (Segel) puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée (Jones), can the trio learn to live happily ever after? I Love You, Man @ Amazon

Criticker Pick!
The ClassAverage Tier 7.91
François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics is put to the test when his students begin to challenge his teaching methods … (festival-cannes.fr) The Class @ Amazon

17 AgainAverage Tier 4.70
About a guy whose life didn’t quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life. 17 Again @ Amazon

London to BrightonAverage Tier 6.21
It’s 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly’s face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan’s son, Stuart, has found his father and wants answers. Derek, Kelly’s pimp, needs to find Kelly or it will be him who pays. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours alive…London to Brighton @ Amazon

GiganticAverage Tier 4.57
Mattress salesman Brian Weathersby (Dano) finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, Happy (Deschanel), who comes into his workplaces, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up. Gigantic @ Amazon

Other New Releases
Paris 36 Alien Trespass
The Tiger’s Tail
Nights and Weekends
Après lui