Monday, January 20, 2014

Touching Film About Love and Friendship - Best Man Down - Arrives Tomorrow on DVD & Blu-ray (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


"The “heartfelt, intelligent” (Examiner) and “warmly funny” (MovieWeb) comedy drama BEST MAN DOWN makes its way down the aisle on Blu-ray and DVD January 21 from Magnolia Home Entertainment.  The film features “a brilliant cast” (Examiner) including Justin Long (“New Girl,” Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Jess Weixler (“The Good Wife”), Tyler Labine (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, “Reaper”), Addison Timlin (Stand Up Guys, Derailed), Shelley Long (“Modern Family,” “Cheers”) and Golden Globe® nominee Frances O’Connor (“Mr. Selfridge,” The Hunter).  Filled with both sincerity and humor, BEST MAN DOWN “strikes a blissful tonal mix that turns one man's death into another man's enlightening journey” (We Got This Covered).

The BEST MAN DOWN Blu-ray and DVD include AXS TV: A Look at Best Man Down and the theatrical trailer and will be available for the suggested retail prices of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively." 

Bonus Features
AXS TV: A Look at Best Man Down
Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray/DVD Basics
Price: $29.98 (Blu-ray)/$26.98 (DVD)
Street Date: January 21, 2014
Running Time: 89 min.
Catalog: 10629 (Blu-ray)/10628 (DVD)
MPAA Rating: PG-13


My Thoughts:

Did you ever hear of this movie?  I hadn't until I was sent a request to review and then checked out the trailer above.  The trailer drew me in, and I wanted to go along for the ride with Justin Long and the other actors, as they discovered themselves and learned more about the people they thought they knew.  If you watched the trailer above, then you know this movie is about Justin Long's character's best man/best friend who got drunk at his wedding and unexpectedly died.  Wanting to do the right thing, he cancels his honeymoon to help pay for the funeral costs to bury his good friend.  But, a trip to find a mystery girl whose number appears in his best friend's phone takes them on a journey that the newlywed couple will never forget.

This was a great movie, and really made for a great date night movie the other night.  My husband is usually not a fan of these types of movies, but he, too, was drawn on and wanted to find out who the mystery girl was and see the true life of a best man/best friend Justin Long's character thought he knew, really was.  You couldn't help but feel bad for the best man, Lumpy, as you learn about the life his dear old friend knew nothing about.  And, you find yourself wondering why another young person was taken so soon.  You find yourself drawing connections with the characters and feeling their ups and downs alongside them.  This is in part due to the great acting of the cast, and really makes the movie a treat to watch. 

I am so glad I had the chance to watch this movie, and will definitely be watching it again soon. If you are looking for a movie to watch, why not check out this new movie, when it becomes available on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.  I know you will love it, too!

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I have not heard of this movie but I really like Justin Long and now I have to see it.