Comic Drama ‘The Miracle Club’ Due on Digital Oct. 17, Disc Nov. 7

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bow the comic drama The Miracle Club on digital Oct. 17 and Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 7.

Set in 1967, the film follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O’Casey) of Ballygar, outside Dublin, who win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. Just before their trip, their old friend Chrissie (Laura Linney) arrives in Ballygar for her mother’s funeral. The women set out on the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie, a skeptical traveler, joining in place of her mother. Along the way, old wounds are reopened, forcing the women to confront their pasts even as they travel in search of a miracle.

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The film also stars Mark O’Halloran, Mark McKenna, Nial Buggy, Hazel Doupe and Stephen Rea.

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.’ Headed to Digital June 6, On Demand June 27 and Disc July 11

The comedic drama Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret., based on best-selling classic by Judy Blume, arrives for digital purchase June 6, via on demand June 27, and on Blu-ray (plus DVD and digital) combo pack and DVD July 11 from Lionsgate.

The film stars Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Forever My Girl), Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Mean Girls), Benny Safdie (Licorice Pizza, Good Time) and Kathy Bates (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Misery). It is written for the screen and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen). 

In the long-awaited movie adaption of Blume’s coming-of-age novel, 11-year-old Margaret (Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother Sylvia (Bates).

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Special features include “Finally That Time: Making Margaret“;
“Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Judy”; “The Secret Crew Club: Margaret and Friends”; “Bringing the Period to Life: Designing Margaret”; deleted scenes; a roundtable discussion; and the theatrical trailer.

Sci-Fi Film ‘Last Words,’ Drama ‘Home’ and Romcom ‘Funny Thing About Love’ on Gravitas Ventures’ February Disc Slate

The drama Home, the romantic comedy Funny Thing About Love and the apocalyptic sci-fi drama Last Words are being released in February on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Gravitas Ventures.

Directed by Franka Potente, Home, available Feb. 1, follows an ex felon who returns home from prison and must confront the demons of his past. It stars Jake McLaughlin, Kathy Bates, Aisling Franciosi, Lil Rel Howery and Stephen Root.

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Also due Feb. 1 is Funny Thing About Love, directed by Adam White. The story follows Samantha Banks, who is a successful businesswoman with a handsome fiancee. Over one crazy Thanksgiving holiday with her scheming family, her whole world is thrown into a tailspin when they invite her ex-boyfriend, “the one that got away.” The film stars Jon Heder, Barry Corbin, Summer Bellessa, Kevan Moezzi, Jason Gray, Brooke White, Pat Finn, Alaina Beauloye, Taylor Moriarty, Brady Ellsworth and Landen Adams.


Available Feb. 15 is Last Words, directed by Jonathan Nossiter and starring Nick Nolte, Stellan Skarsgard and Charlotte Rampling. In the film, it is 2085, and a young man, one of the few survivors of the human community of old, embarks on a long voyage to find others.