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Blu-ray Review: 'Prince Avalanche'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
December 10th, 2013 11:00am EST

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Two guys, one road and yellow paint.  We’re checking out the dramatic new film hitting Blu-ray "Prince Avalanche" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment.  The buddy/buddy comedy and drama gets reviewed below!

 

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   Title: "Prince Avalanche"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault

   Director: David Gordon Green

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 94 minutes

   Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

   Website: www.magpictures.com/princeavalanche

 

The Flick: There’s something truly special about film elements that come together nicely.  In the case of the funny and poignant "Prince Avalanche" it’s the combo of the writing/directing power of David Gordon Green mixed with the compelling work of duo Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch amongst a barren open landscape.  Their realities and reveals while repainting damaged roads in a notorious wildfire area are not only a metaphor here, but a terrific setting that enables the dialogue and acting to shine without unneeded distraction.  Particularly spectacular is Rudd, who sheds his famous grin and swagger to portray a man who is struggling to find himself – it’s some of his best work yet. 

Best Feature: The 'Lance LeGault Featurette' is a fitting tribute to the late great actor who performed his whole life – he will be missed.  (And for me he will always be the surly Col. Decker from "The A-Team" TV show)

Best Hidden Gem: LeGault’s moving performance here is not only his final one, but work that’s totally on par with the quality of work by Rudd and Hirsch.

Worth the Moola: Stripping away all cinema devices, "Prince Avalanche" is a classic example of great story, great actors, great film.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment


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