This weeks new DVD releases tackle the topics of phone sex, the Olympics and American history.
For a Good Time, Call ... , Grade C-plus: The film, a mix of 2 Broke Girls and Sex in the City, is a lot like the phone sex operators in the film. It teases a really good time but never makes a great connection.
The film, the latest in raunchy R-rated movies featuring predominately all-female casts, throws former college foils Lauren (Lauren Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) together when Lauren needs a place to stay. They reluctantly put their differences behind them to live together and introduce Lauren to Katies work-at-home phone sex business.
There are funny moments, but the heart of this movie is the relationship between the two women. Both are likable enough to distract from a so-so script.
Twenty Twelve: The Complete Series, Grade B: The British series takes the workplace insanity of The Office and kicks it up 100 notches with a quirky look at the people behind the scenes of the Summer Olympics held in England.
The faux documentary follows the efforts of Hugh Bonneville, head of the Deliverance Committee, and his staff to get the city ready for the big event. The team might have made a gold medal effort to stage the games if it were more competent. But then they wouldnt have been as funny.
The Men Who Built America, Grade B-plus: This cable production looks at the likes of John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford, men with the vision to forge the foundation on which this country was built. The series takes their stories beyond the stuffiness of a biography to offer deeper insights into what made these men so forward-thinking.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
End of Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this tale of life on the streets shown from the point of view of the patrol officers.
The Imposter: A 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas, in 1994.
Searching for Sugar Man: Profile of the musician known as Rodriguez.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Nicol Williamson plays Sherlock Holmes.
Officer Down: A dirty cop gets a second chance to clean up his life.
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis: Documentary on the great comedian.
Abels Field: A high school senior struggles to care for his younger sisters.