If the ‘80s were the ultimate party, welcome to the hangover. The Lather Effect is an ensemble comedy about a group of high-school friends in their mid-30s who reunite for an out-of-control ‘Come As You Were’ weekend. But the morning after may expose that some flames still burn, certain secrets must be revealed, and the greatest song of all time is always up for debate.
The Lather Effect will no doubt be compared to "The Big Chill", and I guess for good reason as it is the same kinda film just a sort of updated version for today's generation. That being said, don't judge this on that basis alone as this film stand well on it's on, there's plenty of humor and problems almost anyone could relate to when they was in their thirties regardless of when you might of been born. The cast is excellent, Connie Britton does a fantastic job at carrying the film and Eric Stoltz delivers an incredible performance and it reminded me of just how much a under-rated actor this man is. The film is about a lot of things like missed opportunities, reliving old relationships and just going back to look at their past but it's all done a funny way that makes this film a highly entertaining movie that just makes you feel good in the end. The film also sports a fantastic soundtrack that only makes this that much more a gem. I highly recommend this film to all, The Later Effect delivers on all counts. The DVD comes pack with Special Features that include:
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Sarah Kelly, Editor Darren Ayres and Associate Producer/Actor Eric Stoltz.
The Cameron Effect
The Importance Of Being An Ernest PA
The Making Of THE LATHER EFFECT
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment. **** Out Of *****