[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/qu6SCUXeYl0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]”The Humbling” is “Birdman” without a marketing push. An actor facing suicidal thoughts is forced to bond with a much younger woman. From there, he starts fighting against past glory to forge a new life. Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest show up to remind people that they’re still alive. I enjoyed that, as I like checking in on older actors. My older neighbors can piss up a rope. Keep your cat out of my yard, guys!
The film falls apart on the sloppy focus of Greta Gerwig’s character. She’s a lesbian in the sense that she has multiple ex-girlfriends that took the sampler platter route of sexual identity. One’s a tranny and one’s Kyra Sedgewick. They are both properly credited at the end of the film in order to prevent confusion. I don’t know how this film got released, but what’s more embarrassing is the talent behind the camera. Buck Henry and Barry Levinson should’ve known better.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette as the special features. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 supports the dialogue, but it doesn’t play with all channels equally. The 1080p transfer is smooth, but unimpressive. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
Release Date: OUT NOW!