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The Beginning of the End

Review Here are the surreal, twisted, violent, hilarious misadventures of Chris Peterson: a 30-year-old paperboy with an ever-decreasing grasp on reality. Starring Chris Elliott (Eagleheart), Executive Produced by David Mirkin (The Simpsons) and created by Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick and David Mirkin, Get A Life has earned a rabid cult following. Co-starring Bob Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Sam Robards and Brian Doyle-Murray.
Heartbreakers

Review Disc 1: Heartbreakers Disc 2: Legally Blonde Disc 3: The Cutting Edge
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber

Review George Lollar desperately needs a vacation. The travel agency promised beautiful women, white sand beaches, gourmet meals...a peaceful island getaway from the pressures of life. The travel agency lied. Never in his wildest fantasy did George imagine what lay in store for him and his family when he made reservations at the . . . LAST RESORT.
The Client List

Review Why buy a collection of episodes from a TV series that lasted a mere two low-rated seasons? Because Get a Life was so far ahead of its time, TV still hasn't completely caught up yet. Chris Elliott, TV's original jackass, stars as Chris Peterson, a 30-year-old paperboy who still lives with his bathrobed and perpetually embarrassed parents (the venerable Bob Elliott and Elinor Donahue, who was "Princess" on Father Knows Best). The first slacker sitcom subverts conventions with its unapologetically obnoxious and delusional lead character in this well-chosen quartet of episodes. Chris auditions for a local theatre production, "Zoo Animals on Wheels." In "Married," he meets, marries, cheats on, and divorces a model all in one day. He is a fish out of water in "The Big City," and a man stuck with his father in a two-man sub lodged in his own bathtub in "Neptune 2000." Since its 1992 cancellation, Get a Life has taken on a life of its own, its legend perhaps enhanced by the fact that it has not been widely syndicated. For devoted fans, this collection is the next best thing to a Get a Life reunion (don't hold your breath). --Donald Liebenson
Love Potion No. 9

Review Here are the surreal, twisted, violent, hilarious misadventures of Chris Peterson: a 30-year-old paperboy with an ever-decreasing grasp on reality. Starring Chris Elliott (Eagleheart), Executive Produced by David Mirkin (The Simpsons) and created by Chris Elliott, Adam Resnick and David Mirkin, Get A Life has earned a rabid cult following. Co-starring Bob Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Sam Robards and Brian Doyle-Murray.
Down To You

Review Disc 1: Heartbreakers Disc 2: Legally Blonde Disc 3: The Cutting Edge
Father of the Bride (1991)(Theatrical Version)

Review George Lollar desperately needs a vacation. The travel agency promised beautiful women, white sand beaches, gourmet meals...a peaceful island getaway from the pressures of life. The travel agency lied. Never in his wildest fantasy did George imagine what lay in store for him and his family when he made reservations at the . . . LAST RESORT.
Coyote Ugly

Review Why buy a collection of episodes from a TV series that lasted a mere two low-rated seasons? Because Get a Life was so far ahead of its time, TV still hasn't completely caught up yet. Chris Elliott, TV's original jackass, stars as Chris Peterson, a 30-year-old paperboy who still lives with his bathrobed and perpetually embarrassed parents (the venerable Bob Elliott and Elinor Donahue, who was "Princess" on Father Knows Best). The first slacker sitcom subverts conventions with its unapologetically obnoxious and delusional lead character in this well-chosen quartet of episodes. Chris auditions for a local theatre production, "Zoo Animals on Wheels." In "Married," he meets, marries, cheats on, and divorces a model all in one day. He is a fish out of water in "The Big City," and a man stuck with his father in a two-man sub lodged in his own bathtub in "Neptune 2000." Since its 1992 cancellation, Get a Life has taken on a life of its own, its legend perhaps enhanced by the fact that it has not been widely syndicated. For devoted fans, this collection is the next best thing to a Get a Life reunion (don't hold your breath). --Donald Liebenson

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