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Tumbledown Blu-ray Review

Tumbledown Blu-ray

“Tumbledown” is a phony drama-comedy.

In “Tumbledown,” a smart alec city guy/Pop culture Professor and writer (Andrew) travels to woodsy Maine to interview the widow (Hannah) of a beloved late singer named Hunter Miles. Hannah, meanwhile, is still not over Hunter’s death and lives in solitude with two dogs. She also fancies herself a writer and wants to write a bio about her late husband. When she meets Andrew, the two get off on the wrong foot, but eventually, she deicdes she needs Andrew’s help on the bio. Can the two work through their own problems and get the book rolling? Will Andrew and Hannah connect in other ways? What do you think?

“Tumbledown” is the type of quirky romantic drama-comedy that I just don’t buy into. Everything feels forced in this overlong film whether it’s the eye rolling attempts at humor, the fish out of water subplot with Andrew in Maine, Andrew and Hannah clashing for conflict’s sake, or the overloaded quirk (the Joe Manganiello booty calls anyone?). On top of that, the film hits all of the expected buttons. You see everything coming a mile away which is, as one might expect, decidedly not interesting.

About the only redeeming element here is the cast which contains the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Griffin Dunne, Blythe Danner and the aforementioned Joe Manganiello sporting a bizarre accent. Nobody is at their best here (although I quite liked Griffin Dunne as a bookstore owner), but they all make the movie at least watchable.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? Say what you will about the movie, but it’s certainly a picturesque flick with a good transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? Considering the music is essentially a character, this track delivers.

The only extras are Anchor Bay trailers and two self-explanatory featurettes titled “The Making of Tumbledown” and “The Music Behind Tumbledown.”

 

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April 2, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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