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Drunk Bus [Special Edition]
(Charlie Tahan, Will Forte, Kara Hayward, Sarah Mezzanotte, Dave Hill, et al / Blu-ray / NR / (2020) 2021 / FilmRise - MVD Visual)

Overview: Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post-college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City.

When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-pound punk rock Samoan.

Blu-ray Verdict: Films like this just don’t seem to be made very much anymore but they really should be.

Drunk Bus has properly defined characters that you become genuinely interested in and it is also very, very funny at times. It also packs a surprisingly effective emotional punch towards the end.

It is, in every respect, JUST so real, relatable and funny and covers every aspect of a coming of age comedy. That every big budget college campus movie has ever tried to be, but never comes across as cliched, trite or forced.

You know every character, you’ve lived every experience, but this is a great reflection of a relatable characters transformation through things that we’ve all been through.

The script is great, it’s not playing for laughs and yet remains believably funny and endearing throughout, made buoyant at every level by the shared on-screen experiences.

It is, without a shadow of a doubt, a great reflection of a relatable characters transformation through things that we’ve all been through. The script is great, its not playing for laughs but remains believably funny and endearing throughout.

In closing, the tone of the film kind of reminded me of Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and The Wild Life (1984), although it’s still very contemporary, and is yet another film that I would have happily watched another hour of and not felt bored. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
Gag Reel
Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer