THE PLOT THUS FAR
A motivational book written by a mysterious man quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist, his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Reach Me” shows that a ton of stars still dig John Herzfeld. That being said, the movie plays like the worst that comes out of celebs using Kickstarter to get projects going. There’s a reason that most studios weren’t willing to touch this film. It’s not bad, but it’s so damn mediocre. The ever pressing focus on celebrity filtered through the literary world produces yet another tired production that would’ve played like a TV movie back in the day when people watched Network TV.
I have a hard time buying Tom Berenger as a writer. Berenger should be working with Nolan some more or doing bigger action movies. He’s a character actor who doesn’t get anywhere near the work he deserves. That being said, he’s on par with Stallone or Sizemore. They’re not authors, but they are shitkicking real men that demand a certain something from their roles. You would’ve thought that with having 800 people in the cast, they could’ve used someone else in that role. But, let’s slip back to what I’ve been having issues with while watching the film. I don’t need another movie about hard it is for Americans to live in a major US city. Life sucks and you’re forced to interact with those that you wouldn’t normally address. I hated it when it was called “Crash” and I’m not a huge fan right now.
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty solid. The 1080p transfer really pops. Plus, the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is smooth. In the end, I’d recommend a rental to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 12/30/2014