Blu-ray, DVD Release: Manglehorn

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 6, 2015
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: IFC

A solitary man who has retreated from life discovers one last chance at happiness in the the drama Manglehorn starring Al Pacino (Danny Collins) and Holly Hunter (Broadcast News) and directed by David Gordon Green (Your Highness).

Al Pacino is Manglehorn

Al Pacino is Manglehorn

Reclusive small-town Texas locksmith A.J. Manglehorn (Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him.

Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina, Argo), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted, lonely woman from the local bank (Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

An official Selection at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and SXSW, the PG-13-rated Manglehorn was received coolly by the critics, garnering a meh 49% rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 69 published reviews.

Still, it’s Al Pacino and Holly Hunter, so there’s gotta be something good going on here…

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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.