80 for Brady Blu-ray review

May 05, 2023- Permalink

Kyle Marvin’s 80 for Brady is inspired by a true story of four friends who began watching football because of their shared love for quarterback Tom Brady. The friends, played by legends Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, find a way to see Brady and the New England Patriots play in Super Bowl LI and end up on a journey that doesn’t go quite as planned. I’d watch these four legends play cards so spending 98 minutes with them in a light comedy about friendship and fandom is time I’m willing to invest. Paramount is releasing a Blu-ray of the movie and I had a chance to take a look.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. It’s a good looking video presentation with plenty of detail from facial features to Patriots jerseys. The colours look great with good black levels and details in the shadows. The video may not be a superstar, but it is a veteran role player that knows how to get the job done.

On the audio side of things, the movie comes with an English Dolby Atmos that folds back to a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH, French, and Spanish. It’s somewhat surprising to see a midrange release like this with an Atmos track. Given that it’s an Atmos track, the mix is somewhat front heavy, so expect a light workout for your surrounds and subwoofer. Dialogue is clear and centred.

The 80 for Brady Blu-ray comes a digital code. There are four small featurettes that focus on the production, cast and New England Patriots as well as some deleted scenes.

80 for Brady is a lightweight comedy that serves as an excuse to hang out with four legends and a goat. The video and audio presentation does its job, but won’t blow you away. Unless your a person who needs to have every Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field or Patriots film, this is probably a film you’ll save for streaming.