Mel Gibson talks to his hand, Morgan Spurlock pitches products and Stanley Kubrick visits the 18th century in this week's batch of DVD releases.
There is something almost charming about a depressed man turning his life around by using a beaver hand puppet (with a silly British accent) to interact with the world. Just from there, dirty jokes about where his arm is most of the movie practically write themselves. The idea gets even better when the guy turns out to be not just a family man, but the CEO of a toy company he doesn't quite feel he deserves to run. As a movie idea, this is the stuff most producers love to get their hands on. Unfortunately, if Mel Gibson wasn't supposed to be making some kind of Bill Murray-esque return to the screen in it, this movie would never make it past limited release before falling into the Wal-Mart bargain DVD bin for college-aged Jennifer Lawrence fans to buy during late night shopping trips.