(2015/Warner Blu-ray w/DVD)
B+/B- Sound: B+/B- Extras: B Film: B+
(2015) is a charming and inspiring new film from director Nancy
Meyers starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in roles they slip
into as easy as a shoe. Part romantic comedy, part drama, and best
of all - a fresh and original story.
some points of the film I was expecting things to happen narratively
that didn't which really pleased and surprised me since this genre
tends to be formulaic as of late. It's definitely not just a film
that women can relate to but I see an older audience really
appreciating the chemistry between the talented actors and the themes
of getting older and still having a great and production life. This
could easily be happening anywhere and to anyone so that levity makes
the narrative more interesting. This isn't the type of movie I
usually watch, so I was surprised how engaged I was in it from frame
one and definitely am going to recommend it to my friends and family.
retired successful business owner and widower named Ben (De Niro)
lands a senior internship at a fashion website run by a young,
career-driven woman named Jules, (Hathaway) who is also trying to be
there for her husband and young daughter in the midst of her chaotic
business life. Jules is so on the move at the office that she rides
a bicycle just to get to departments quicker and faster. Once Ben
enters the company, he is met with denial due to his age and lack of
knowledge about technology, but soon starts to show how hard of a
worker he is and becomes Jules' right hand man. After the two
characters become best pals, the hardships of their personal lives
start to show and Ben soon must consul Jules about a fork in the road
of her life.
in 1080p high definition with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a
powerful, lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, the film looks and sounds
amazing on Blu-ray disc. Also included is the standard DVD of the
film with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy
Dolby Digital 5.1 track. A digital copy is also included.
- An EPK featuring the cast and crew
- interior design featurette
(interviews with Comedy Central fan favorites Adam Devine, Zack
Pearlman, and newcomer Jason Orley)
in all, this feel good film is definitely worth watching with anyone
in your life. Chances are they can relate to it.