Girls can be raunchy too. That’s the lesson taught to us by one of this summer’s big R-rated comedy hits, which just so happens to be available for rent on VUDU this week.
The following titles enter the VUDU stream this week:
- ‘Breaking the Press’ (9/20)
- ‘Bride Flight’ (9/20)
- ‘Bridesmaids: Theatrical Version’ (9/20)
- ‘Bridesmaids: Unrated Version’ (9/20)
- ‘Mardi Gras: Spring Break’ (9/23)
- ‘My Run’ (9/20)
- ‘Nothing Like the Holidays’ (9/23)
- ‘Spooky Buddies’ (9/20)
Honestly, the only title of note on this list is ‘Bridesmaids‘, the breakout comedy hit for writer/star Kristen Wiig. VUDU has both theatrical and Unrated versions for rental.
I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I’ve actually seen the Dutch romantic drama ‘Bride Flight‘. In my defense, I knew nothing about it going in. I don’t recommend the film. It’s basically ‘The Notebook’ with subtitles. Although Rutger Hauer is listed as the headlining star, he’s in the movie for all of three minutes at the beginning. The rest of the story then flashes back to his character’s youth. Ironically, the young actor who looks the most like Rutger Hauer doesn’t play that character. It’s distracting. The movie is sappy and dull. Just pretend you’ve never heard of it.
Josh’s Random VUDU Pick:
With all this talk about bridal-themed movies, I feel like I need to pick a title out of the VUDU catalog with a little testosterone in it. This week’s random recommendation goes to ‘Glengarry Glen Ross‘, James Foley’s crackerjack adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Mamet about the most miserable real estate office in the world. The amazing cast includes Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Jonathan Pryce, and a legendary appearance from Alec Baldwin that steals the whole movie out from under all of them.
Every line of dialogue in this thing is a scorcher:
“Fuck you. That’s my name! You know why, mister? Because you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an $80,000 BMW. That’s my name… And your name is ‘You’re wanting.’ You can’t play in the man’s game? You can’t close them? Then go home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life – Get them to sign on the line which is dotted!”
Mrs. Z despises this movie. She’s wrong. It’s brilliant.
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