Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Bag of Hammers

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: MPI


Two law-breaking goofballs are forced to turn into responsible grownups in the 2011 independent comedy film A Bag of Hammers.

Buddies Ben (Jason Ritter, The Dry Land) and Alan (Jake Sandvig, Easy A) are twenty-something L.A. slackers who make money through a valet-parking scam (they park cars at funerals, then steal them) and by leasing their rental house next door. Their new tenant is a stressed-out single mom, Kelsey (Carrie Preston, TV’s True Blood), who’s struggling to pay her bills and support her precocious, street-smart 12-year-old son (Chandler Canterbury, Knowing).

Ben and Alan strike up a friendship with Kelsey, but Alan’s sister Mel (Rebecca Hall, The Town) comes to believe that the boy may be a neglected latchkey kid. Mel’s intervention to remedy that situation sets off a chain of events that leads the guys to invent the family they’ve always needed.

Directed and co-written by first-time feature helmer Brian Crano, the movie also features  Amanda Seyfried (Red Riding Hood) and Gabriel Macht (Middle Men).

The unrated movie received a limited release to U.S. theaters in early May, 2012 to only so-so review, though Variety’s Joe Leydon described it as “very funny.”

No bonus features are on the DVD or Blu-ray.

Here’s the film’s trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.