In a week lacking much to recommend, Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “Greenberg,” a comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The movie follows Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), a struggling 40-year-old single man who returns to his home town of Los Angeles in order to house sit for six weeks for his brother who is on an extended vacation.
During his stay Greenberg trys to reconnect with an old friend (Rhys Ifans) and old girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) with little success. Ultimately, he finds himself spending more time with his brother's personal assistant (Greta Gerwig).
Greenberg received generally positive reviews from critics with Rotten Tomatoes reporting that 73% of the critics had given the film positive reviews.
Also out this week on Blu-ray is "Chloe," an erotic thriller directed by Atom Egoyan in which a doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, however, though unforeseen events puts her family in danger. The film, which stars Liam Neeson, was shot in Toronto. During filming Neeson's wife, Natasha Richardson, had her life ending skiing accident In Quebec.
The following is a list of Blu-ray titles set for release this week. (Canadian readers should note that every effort has been made to confirm these titles will be available in Canada this week, however, actual release dates are subject to change)
- Alpha Dog
- Aquarium Impressions
- The Bounty Hunter
- Daniel Barenboim's 2009 New Year's Concert
- Donizetti;Gaetano Don Pasquale
- Fanboys (Special Edition)
- Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy
- The Greatest
- How to Make Love to a Woman
- Max Manus: Man of War
- Middle of Nowhere
- Our Family Wedding
- Shark Week: Jaws of Steel Collection (2010)
- White Collar: The Complete First Season
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