The Bottom Line
- Smart and funny? Hell, yeah!
- A unique voice.
- Sympathetic cast from 'Headline News' despicable curmudgeon cousin.
- The voices are digitally altered? Rip-off!
- Want more songs!
- Not a certfied religion in most states.
- Three discs.
- Commentary by the cast and creators.
- Interviews with Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin and Loren Bouchard.
- Real home-made short films by stars Brendon Small and H. Jon Benjamin.
- Animated menus from the Soup2Nuts creative team.
- Animatics (episode storyboards.)
- Animation galleries.
Guide Review - 'Home Movies' Season 1 DVD
Home Movies is funny, oh, yeah, really, really funny. It's also heartfelt, caring, touching, fond of its own characters and, hallelujah, linear. Sure, I love Space Ghost. But try selling that to your grandmother, "In this episode, no one talks!" Home Movies is sweet, subversive and entertaining as all get out.
It has top-shelf DVD looks, sounds, extras and packaging. The interviews and commentaries with creator/stars Loren Bouchard, Brendon Small and H. Jon Benjamin make the viewer part of the gang. Their lack of acting talent -- their voices are digitally altered to make them sound like children -- gives the show a low-key edge. No one's ego is in the way. The interviews let you in on the show's creative process without saying that, just showing it. Their non-stop babble explains, eventually, everything anyone would want to know about the show. The most unexpected extra was "Baby Pranks," with faux hipsters punking oblivious babies. Can I get an "Amen?"
And something that's even funnier than it sounds? The Louis Pasteur and Louis Braile rap. Thank you, sweet heaven!