'A Happening Of Monumental Proportions'
(Common, Bradley Whitford, Anders Holm, Rob Riggle, Katie Holmes, et al / DVD / R / 2018 / Lionsgate Films)
Overview: The hilarious film, 'A Happening of Monumental Proportion' comes to DVD, Digital and On Demand October 23rd from Lionsgate.
A school day is turned around as a dead body turns up on school premises! Watch what happens as the kids and school administrators decide to do everything else about the body except the right thing.
DVD Verdict: Judy Greer's directorial debut is, without a shadow of a doubt, a very fine work of (funny) cinematic art.
It’s Career Day at a middle school. Nerdy office drone and widowed father Daniel (Common, looking uncomfortable throughout, it sadly has to be noted though) is just about to address his daughter’s sixth grade class when Arthur (Bradley Whitford), the uptight jerk of a corporate exec who just fired Daniel for having an affair with his married assistant, shows up.
It subsequently turns out the company hit man Arthur is also a widower and his socially awkward son Darius (Markus Eckert) has fallen in love with Daniel’s daughter Patricia (Storm Reid) on the kid’s very first day of school!
There's a lot more meat in the plot sandwich here, trust me, and almost everything in 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions' transpires in one of two locales: the depressingly generic school, or the HUGE publishing company headquarters.
Of course, we already know certain aspects of the multiple story lines will eventually connect, but, and for the most part, those expected payoffs are genuinely satisfying. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
A Sneak Peek at A Happening of Monumental Proportions