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Cocktail [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Bryan Brown
  • Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 5 2012
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007G8MN0O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,208 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Academy Award(R)-nominated superstar Tom Cruise (Best Actor, 1996, JERRY MAGUIRE) lights up the screen as Brian Flanagan, a young and ambitious bartender who becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Raise a glass to COCKTAIL -- now on Blu-ray for the first time ever with an astonishing new digital transfer. When Brian moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist, their passionate romance brings a new perspective to his flashy, self-centered lifestyle. Academy Award(R)-nominated Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress, 1995, LEAVING LAS VEGAS) and Bryan Brown (GORILLAS IN THE MIST) join Cruise in this exciting drama, sizzling with high-powered performances and a sensational soundtrack. COCKTAIL is the perfect mix on Blu-ray!

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This 1988 effort at creating a milestone coming-of-age story with the impact of The Graduate is commendable, but the results are mostly shaky and garish. Tom Cruise plays an ambitious young man who arrives in New York City and becomes known as a flashy bartender in a hot club. After falling for Elisabeth Shue's girl-next-door character, however, his desire for success causes him to travel down a more selfish path with an older woman. The film, directed by Roger Donaldson (Bounty), is built on entirely on appearances (Cruise's star charisma) and flash (the way Cruise and his character's bartending mentor, played by Bryan Brown, toss bottles of booze around). The more interesting and underlying themes, however, particularly the hero's obvious Oedipal dilemmas, are lost beneath this window dressing, as if everyone involved was afraid to commit to the story's intrinsic value. Cruise fans might want to take a look at this, but otherwise there isn't much to recommend it. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom Servo on March 14 2003
Format: DVD
... I thought I was in for a turkey, but found myself watching a pretty decent flick. Yeah it's poorly made and the camer crews shadows can be seen in a few frames, but it is still a pretty good movie. Tom Cruise plays an ambitious young man who arrives in New York City and becomes known as a flashy bartender in a hot club. After falling for Elisabeth Shue's girl-next-door character, however, his desire for success causes him to travel down a more selfish path with an older woman. The film, directed by Roger Donaldson, is built on entirely on appearances and flash. The more interesting and underlying themes, however, particularly the hero's obvious Oedipal dilemmas, are lost beneath this window dressing, as if everyone involved was afraid to commit to the story's intrinsic value. All in all, unless you're a die hard Tom fan, there isn't much here for you, but if you just don't have anything better to do I suppose it's okay to watch, you know on those days where there is nothing on t.v. and it's raining outside.
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By andy8047 on June 13 2004
Format: DVD
Brian Flanagan(Tom Cruise) plans with his middle-aged buddy Doug(Bryan Brown) to open a cocktail bar Cocktails & Dreams. He studies bartending at a community college. The professor(Paul Benedict of TV's The Jeffersons) threatened to fail Brian after making a harsh comment. At his first bartending job,while fresh in college,Brian doesn't toss around the booze and glasses like novice bartenders do. As his skills improved,Brian had the patrons singing,"Addicted To Love",the late Robert Palmer's hit song. While on holiday in Jamaica with Doug and Doug's new bride(Kelly Lynch),Brian meets a pretty girl named Jordyne Mooney(Elisabeth Shue). Jordyne's girlfriend passed out on the beach after a champagne binge and a sunbath. Brian saved the girlfriend's life. Brian and Jordyne are romantically involved until Jordyne catches Brian with another woman,this one wealthy like Doug's new wife. Doug made a bet that Brian can't hook up with a wealthy woman. Brian accepted the bet since it was a dare. When Brian visits Jerry's Deli back in New York,where Jordyne works as a waitress,Jordyne drenches him with various entrees. Brian showed up at Jerry's to apologize to Jordyne for hurting her,but had no chance to do so. So Brian goes to Jordyne's penthouse apartment where he meets her father Richard(Laurence Luckinbill). Richard offers $10,000 to "get Brian out of Jordyne's life". Jordyne's is now pregnant with twins and Brian is the father. Brian tears up Richard's written check("This is how hung up on money I am."). Doug wound up drinking himself to death on a vessel. Brian returns to the Mooneys' apartment and proposes to Jordyne. At the newly opened Flanagan's,Brian and his new wife are toasted by Brian's uncle,who himself owns a tavern. Director Roger Donaldson subsequently directed 1990's CADILLAC MAN.
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This began as a so-so film for me, sort of light and easy to watch, until it reached the part where Tom Cruise takes up with the wealthy woman in New York and becomes a kept man. I gasped aloud in the theater, disturbing those around me. This brought back a flood of memories, let me tell you -- the way they think their wealth can dictate every facet of your life, they can tell you what to wear, they can control your entire schedule and boss you around. I fully recognized Tom's character's frustration, exhibited in a blaze of authentic kept-man acting (it was EXACTLY as I knew to behave, in those circumstances), the way he had to jump whenever she said "Froggy," and ask "How high?" while on the way up.
Tom's Brian Flanagan even managed the classic "gigolo face," that cocky spoiled-brat mask I remember so well in the mirror every morning, undercut by the knowledge that you're really little more than a temporary employee to a rich woman who will on a whim discard you like a band-aid removed from a festering armpit boil. Cruise's Brian coped well with the situation, until at last he was able to break away from the rich woman and pursue Elizabeth Shue again -- but the sad reality is, so many of us trapped in gigolo quicksand simply cannot extract ourselves that easily (and I suppose that's why we have Hollywood movies, for the escapism). I was very, very glad to see at least one man, though he be the fictional Brian, wrench himself out of the Kept Man status and resume a somewhat normal life with another rich girl. Speaking for all of my brothers in gigolo recovery, I praise this film for showing us that it just might be possible to break out of the luxurious, plush, golden-barred cages in which we stew not as men, but as kept men. Thank you Brian Flanagan, oh thank you.
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In most Tom Cruise movies, he is in earnest, with his Julia Roberts smile often carrying the day. It is to his early films that the viewer must turn to see him enjoying himself. In COCKTAIL, director Roger Donaldson shows a side to Cruise that seems to have disappeared shortly after the release of this movie. Cruise is a bartender who hooks up with fellow bartender Bryan Brown in what at first seems to be a buddy movie. The chemistry between the two is palpable with Brown as the sage guru of alcohol and Cruise as his quick study grasshopper. Had the movie limited itself to that level, the result almost certainly would have been more of interest with Cruise taking on the George role and Brown as Lenny from OF MICE AND MEN. Enter rich girl Elizabeth Shue as the romantic interest for Cruise. She tries mightily to generate sparks but she is overshadowed by the male bonding between Brown and Cruise.
What makes this movie sizzle is not the plot, in whose predictability one has seen dozens of times before, but in the dazzling melding of song and surprisingly competent acting by all concerned, especially by Bryan Brown, who shows one happy side to the world but does not permit anyone to see the darker layer underneath. In a film that is clearly designed to appeal more to a music hungry audience than to a critic who seeks traditional ways to judge a movie, COCKTAIL stands as a vastly entertaining movie that, if you delve beneath the color and noise of a throbbing musical score, you will also see a film that has a few enduring comments about the need of one man to find respect from his peers even if it means that this education comes at at high price.
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