Spring Breakdown (Blu-ray)
SRP $35.99 1.85:1 Dolby Digital 5.1 WARNER BROS
 

WARNER BROS. has released the "comedy," "SPRING BREAKDOWN" on blu-ray and dvd. SNL's Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler, star with Parker Posey and Amber Tamblyn.  30-something geeky friends, Judi, Becky and Gayle, bored with their un-eventful lives and predictable get-togethers, decide to chaperone a Senator's daughter on her Spring Break to South Padre Island.  Unfortunately, while very young High schoolers may find some laughs in "SPRING BREAKDOWN," this reviewer didn't laugh once. Worse, in addition to great comedians like Dratch and Poehler offering nothing new, even Poehler's hilarious husband, Will Arnett appears and can't provide a laugh, given the material offered. There's just nothing new here. It's more than annoying to find that the talented cast couldn't do better, given that in the '80s, Sean Cunningham provided some original, appealing laughs, and even some poignant moments in a low-budget film, "SPRING BREAK," which cost a fraction of what "SPRING BREAKDOWN" must have been budgeted at! At least the film looks good, and even guys will probably be able to suffer through the lame plot for the beautiful girls in bikinis, appearing sporadically.

WARNER BROS. has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/VC-1 blu-ray.  Colors are vibrant throughout, giving the film a slick polished look in virtually every scene. Colors are so rich, they veer towards oversaturation in a few instances. Even with minor artifacts popping up, detail is consistently impressive. Blacks, while not inky, are still deep enough to convey solid depth in darker scenes.

WARNER BROS. has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix.  Slightly more immersive than standard comedy mixes, surrounds kick in to enhance crowd/beach scenes and the music. However, fidelity is standard fare, and there's nothing notable about this mix. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.

WARNER BROS. has provided a commentary with the director and his co-writer, Dratch. It's a dry commentary, and neither recognize the film's flaws. A short deleted scenes segment is offered, along with a gag reel, both in standard definition.