review by Drusilla Blakey
There have been a lot of wrestlers turned actors, but only a few have really made that great transition into something more. Dave Bautista is one of those guys that brings a great physical presence, but also that special something to all of his roles. When not playing in the Marvel sandbox as Drax he is taking on a variety of films including drama, martial arts and comedy. His latest Stuber teams him up with a great cast including Kumail Nanjiani, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, Karen Gillan with Goon director Micahel Dowse at the helm, but does it bring the comedy and action as promised or will it fail to get a five star rating?
Stuber follows a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu that picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating. Anytime a new comedy comes out, I’m always wondering is it really going to be funny? It’s been years since something has really made me laugh. Perhaps it’s because nothing is funny anymore, or perhaps I’ve just gotten older and more jaded. Whatever the reason, I was really looking forward to and feeling very hopeful about this film.
So as the movie started, I was anxiously awaiting the first funny moment. I am so excited to say, that this movie is full of laugh out loud moments. I absolutely enjoyed seeing Dave Bautista be amazingly funny. Because of his stature, he automatically seems big and menacing and a bit larger than life, so seeing him be handicapped and vulnerable, and having that be used in a very funny way, makes for some really good laughs. Most of us already know that Kumal Nanjiani Is funny and in this movie we get to see a lot more physical comedy which I really enjoyed. The chemistry between these two main characters is also played really well; bringing together complete opposite’s and funny situations.
The movie moves at a very good pace, and contains pretty constant laugh out loud moments. We are also introduced to several minor characters that are all a little bit odd and extremely funny in their own right. And of course I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw one of my favorites, Mira Sorvino on the screen! I also think the use of Uber as a background character rings another funny element to the movie as there are several Uber jokes throughout.
In general, if you are looking for something fun to watch, this is the movie for you! Great performances, great fun, great jokes, and a great way to spend your time at the movies.
This release not only includes the film but also bonus content including bonus a gag reel, deleted scenes, gallery, trailer, commentary, and so much more. Grab yourself and Uber to grab your copy of Stuber available now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.