The film stars comedienne Amy Schumer as a magazine writer, illness who is tasked with writing the profile of a young sports doctor named Aaron (Bill Hader). The problem: she hates sports. The raunchy but heartfelt story showcases Schumer as a hilarious leading lady and the film’s great ensemble cast (featuring a nearly-unrecognizable Tilda Swinton, a perky Vanessa Bayer and a memorable LeBron James) helped make this a strong and unique comedy.
Check out my original review of the film here.
On Tuesday, the film arrived on Blu-Ray and DVD and the home video release includes a Blu-Ray a DVD version and a Digital HD version.
DVD Special Features: Two deleted scenes, a gag reel and Line-O-Rama, an extra that shows the actors trying out some great one-liners in the film. Also, there’s a feature length commentary of the film with director Judd Apatow, star Amy Schumer and associate producer Kim Caramele.
Blu-Ray Features: More deleted scenes, a “Directing Athletes” featurette and a behind-the-scenes look at the film.
Highlight: The feature-length commentary is not to be missed. Star Schumer and her sister/ producer Kim Caramele talk about how real-life situations (including their perspective on their father) made it into the film. Alongside Apatow, they also talk about the risks they took casting LeBron James, a professional basketball player, as a supporting comedic player. The risk paid off as did so many of the other risks the filmmakers took to bring this hilarious comedy to the big screen.