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DVD release: This is 40 and Les Miserables

Carly reviews the DVD releases of two of the biggest hits of 2012.

By Carly Deziel
DVD release: This is 40 and Les Miserables Photos courtesy of Universal Pictures Canada.

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If you didn’t get a chance to check out This is 40 or Les Miserables in theatres, don’t worry! Not only are they out on DVD this Friday, March 22, 2013, but we also have a few copies to give away!

Premise: This is 40
A mid-life milestone sends a long-married couple into an uproarious tailspin. Audiences first met the bickering, yet contentiously loving couple, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), back in Apatow’s 2007 release, Knocked Up. Five years later, Apatow reunites with Rudd and Mann as they reprise their roles as husband and wife balancing the challenges and rewards of marriage, parenthood and turning 40.

What we loved
Apatow’s casting. This film features a handful today's most-talented and hilarious actors in Hollywood. I’m talking the kind of cast you would watch pretty much do anything: Paul Rudd (I Love You Man), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jason Segal (I Love You Man), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo).

Premise: Les Miserables
Even after watching this film, I still didn't know where to begin when it came time to explain the plot. Have you seen the musical or read Victor Hugo's novel? If you have, than you'll know a bit more about what’s happening in this movie than I did. This film spans the time period between 1815 and 1832 in France, with many characters and parallel storylines that all come together in the end for a one very tragic, dramatic conclusion. This film is for all you musical-lovers out there — you’ll be able to curl up and enjoy the sounds of Broadway theatre being brought to you in the comfort of your own home.

What we loved
These beloved and recognizable songs are performed brilliantly by cast members Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and particular standouts Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne.

Warning: Russell Crowe’s singing may cause a chuckle or two, until you get used to it!

*Thank you for your comments. This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be contacted via email*

Giveaway alert!
We are giving away copies of both Les Miserables and This is 40 on DVD/Blu-ray! For a chance to receive a copy of both movies, log in with your username and leave a comment in the section below telling us your favourite movie of 2012.

To be awarded on a first come, first serve basis to those who leave a comment below, until inventory is depleted. Quantities are limited at the discretion of Rogers. You must be a Canadian resident, 18 years or older, excluding residents of Quebec. No cash value.


DVD release: This is 40 and Les Miserables  


This article was originally published on Mar 18, 2013

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