Blu-ray, DVD Release: Reuben, Reuben

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

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Tom Conti stars in Reuben, Reuben.

Tom Conti (The Tempest) received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his performance in the 1983 film comedy Reuben, Reuben.

Conti is Gowan McGland, a creatively blocked Scottish poet who ekes out a day-to-day existence by exploiting the generosity of strangers in an affluent New England suburb. His trick is to recite his verse to various arts groups and women’s clubs, bedding other men’s wives, and, hell, even steal tips from waiters at expensive restaurants. It’s not much of a life, but that’s all he has, until he meets and falls for young co-ed Geneva Spofford (Kelly McGillis, The Innkeepers). While Geneva has strong feelings too, she has everything to lose from a relationship with a drunken deadbeat poet who’s unable to hold a job.

Directed by Robert Ellis Miller, the R-rated and very satirical Reuben, Reuben also stars Roberts Blossom, Cynthia Harris, and Lois Smith (Roadie).

Olive’s release of the film represents its debut on DVD and Blu-ray.


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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.