Written Review by John Delia, Sr.
Based on a true story, the film 80 For Brady is now available on home video and on the go. The film has so many realistic tributes to fans that it’s truly worth the watch. But you don’t have to be a fan of football watch the film as the actor’s interpretation of the characters who lived it is all the fun. While it’s not a Top Ten choice, the story has many cases outrageous situations. So if you want to sit back and watch the film at home, or if you need some comedy on the go, take along this film on Digital. DVD and Blu-ray.
The elderly support living facility has cornered the market on football fans as Tom Brady heads for the Super Bowl in the Patriots final game to put another trophy in their case. Four of their ardent followers of the handsome quarterback, Lou (Lily Tomlin), Maura (Rita Moreno), Betty (Sally Field) and Trish (Jane Fonda) are ready to see him play on TV. With the game a week away however, they decide to take a leap of fate and acquire a scalper’s four tickets to see their idol in person.
What happens next is a raucous, rousing, laugh riot trip that takes the foursome to the Houston Astrodome to meet their fate. And, it’s not an easy party to crash. Director Kyle Marvin makes his movie a fast moving, fun loving comical outing for the four women, one that they will never forget. As viewers it’s filled with typical pratfalls, surprises and some knockdown drag out encounters. The cinematography is great, the scenes from the actual game electrifying and the cool addition of a number of back-up actors, make the film perfect for ages 13 plus.
The Blu-ray and DVD also has the following bonus content:
“The Game Plan: Making 80 For Brady”—Get a sneak peek at the making of the hilarious film as the cast dish on their characters and much more!
“The GOATs: Jane, Lily, Rita & Sally”—Experience a heartwarming ode to aging, the power of female friendship, and how wisdom surpasses youth.
“The Visiting Team: Meet the Supporting Cast”—Get ready for a star-studded supporting cast! Join Sara Gilbert, Billy Porter, Jimmy O. Yang, Harry Hamlin, Guy Fieri, and Patton Oswalt for behind-the-scenes interviews.
“The Largest Comeback in Super Bowl History”—Tom Brady and his teammates relive their epic comeback. Hear their stories in this thrilling featurette!
“Extended & Deleted Scenes”
“80 For Brady: Play-By-Play”—Join the cast for a hilarious roundtable play-by-play with host Billy Porter.
“Gonna Be You” Music Video—Dance along to this video featuring Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Debbie Harry for the song written by Diane Warren.
80 for Brady has been rated Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some drug content and some suggestive references. So beware of it if you have youngsters who are present. Make sure you check out the credits to see the real four women who were involved in the adventure.
Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Tom Brady, Billy Porter, Rob Corddry, Alex Moffat, Guy Fieri, Harry Hamlin, Bob Balaban, Glynn Turman, Sara Gilbert, Jimmy O. Yang, Ron Funches, Matt Lauria
Directed by: Kyle Marvin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some drug content and some suggestive references.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 38 min.
Video Release Date: May 2, 2023
Original Theatrical Release Date:
Reviewed Format: Blu-ray
Audio: Dolby Atmos
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish, French
Distributed by: Paramount Home Entertainment
Released on: Blu-ray, DVD, Digital