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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Release Date: Sept. 27 2011
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038YX2IM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,629 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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How To Make It In America (BD)

Special Features

DVD Features -- The Get By- Making it on the streets of NYC, The Legend of Wilfredo Gomez, Hustle Stories, 8 audio commentaries- with cast members Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell, Luis Guzman, creator/executive producer Ian Edelman, and executive producers Rob Weiss and Julian Farino, Deleted Scenes

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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 25 2011
Format: DVD
Starting your own business is risky, painful and full of stumbles. And that's what How To Make It In America is all about -- a clever little dramedy about three different businesses that are trying to get off the ground, and the highs and lows they encounter along the way. It's a little quirky, gritty, and riddled with romantic problems.

Mild-mannered Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and his street-smart buddy Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) decide to start a denim clothing line called Crisp, but run into a bunch of problems -- they have little money, one investor, no business plan and a disastrous sample. Even as their dreams seem to crash and burn, they discover a new business road has just opened up -- if they can keep their hands on the merchandise.

In the meantime, Ben's ex-girlfriend Rachel (Lake Bell) has a wealthy new boyfriend named Darren, which might be good for her designing agency -- but bad for her personal life. And Cam's cousin Rene (Luis Guzmán), who has just gotten out of prison, is going legit with an energy drink called Rasta Monsta -- which is encountering the same sorts of problems as Crisp.

"How To Make It In America" is all about pursuing the American Dream in the 21st century: you need opportunity, street smarts, connections, and lots of hard work. It's not quite as brilliant as some of HBO's other shows, but it does have an endearing, gritty earnestness -- and it reminds you that for every successful business that takes off, there are dozens of failed ones.

Along the way, there are lots of dimly-lit New York nightclubs, shady street venders and warehouses piled high with vintage T-shirts. The writing is fun and often clever ("Edie, do you know where I can find some X?
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By Amanda McDonald on April 19 2015
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
"The secret is not to get rich quick -- the secret is to get rich slow." Oct. 11 2010
By EA Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Starting your own business is risky, painful and full of stumbles. And that's what How To Make It In America is all about -- a clever little dramedy about three different businesses that are trying to get off the ground, and the highs and lows they encounter along the way. It's a little quirky, gritty, and riddled with romantic problems.

Mild-mannered Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and his street-smart buddy Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) decide to start a denim clothing line called Crisp, but run into a bunch of problems -- they have little money, one investor, no business plan and a disastrous sample. Even as their dreams seem to crash and burn, they discover a new business road has just opened up -- if they can keep their hands on the merchandise.

In the meantime, Ben's ex-girlfriend Rachel (Lake Bell) has a wealthy new boyfriend named Darren, which might be good for her designing agency -- but bad for her personal life. And Cam's cousin Rene (Luis Guzmán), who has just gotten out of prison, is going legit with an energy drink called Rasta Monsta -- which is encountering the same sorts of problems as Crisp.

"How To Make It In America" is all about pursuing the American Dream in the 21st century: you need opportunity, street smarts, connections, and lots of hard work. It's not quite as brilliant as some of HBO's other shows, but it does have an endearing, gritty earnestness -- and it reminds you that for every successful business that takes off, there are dozens of failed ones.

Along the way, there are lots of dimly-lit New York nightclubs, shady street venders and warehouses piled high with vintage T-shirts. The writing is fun and often clever ("Edie, do you know where I can find some X?" "Top drawer on the left"), and the writers balance out drama and low-key comedy with an expert hand.

The one downside: it feels a bit unfocused at times, with side-plots about a crazy skateboarder and Ben's new girlfriend. They don't really add anything to the main plot.

Greenberg and Rasuk are a strong pair of Odd-Coupley leads: Ben is a pleasant, mild-mannered young man who's been disappointed over and over, and Cam is a fiercely ambitious, optimistic young man who pounces on every chance for success.

Bell does a pretty good job as Rachel, but she honestly doesn't get to do very much for the first five episodes or so -- but her about-faces in the last few are great. Guzman is compelling as an ex-con valiantly trying to run a legit business, and Shannyn Sossamon is wildly underused as quirky trust-fund art-dealer Gingy Wu.

"How to Make It In America" is a gritty, sleek little show that might blossom into something more. All it needs is a little more oomph and a bit of the fat trimmed off.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Amazing July 1 2011
By RiverSide - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I didn't even know this show existed until HBO re-ran the entire series a few months ago.

All I can say is 'Wow'. I was a big fan of 'The Sopranos' until it ended. But "How to make it in america" has gotten me hooked more than the Sopranos ever did.

The cool thing about this show - for me - is that I can relate to it. The desperate search for *some* way to make it big, the tumbles the characters take, the questionable paths they take...

I'm told this show comes from the director of "Entourage". However, Entourage never appealed much to me - for the simple reason that it is all about Hollywood. But I live in the real world.

You can see similarities shared between the two shows. They both follow a small group of young guys, as they try to make it big. In Entourage, they make it in Hollywood; in "How to make it in America", they make it in the gritty neighborhoods of NYC.

This show is a must-see if (i) you've struggled for any length of time trying to make it big, (ii) you live in the city. It's a must-see otherwise too, but the impact will be greatest if you fall in these two categories.

I've been looking everywhere for this show. ITunes has nothing, HBO has almost nothing, YouTube has little, HBO rarely replays the first (and only) season. Things should get better when the second season comes out.

Just watch. This show WILL be bigger than the Sopranos.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
its cool Oct. 24 2011
By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
i like things about this show and of course the similaritys between it and Entourage are there and they share a producer and a certain feel, difference between the two is that How to Make it in America doesn't have a Arie that you either love or hate type character to balance things out. you have a good hustle of action and things happening in this showm but nobody ever overshadows or takes it beyond what is presented. it is a very well placed cast, however its a cool show which works well in its lane.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
MASTERPIECE Jan. 18 2011
By LONROY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
MASTERPIECE (AS MOST HBO SERIES ARE). The series as well as the product itself are awesome. 5 Stars!!! You should buy this product and enjoy this great series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
How To Make It In America, Season 1 Review March 10 2012
By crstallw - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I don't have HBO so I only heard about the show from advertisements. I watched short clips and cast interviews from Youtube submissions which snared my interest. The series was entertaining. I appreciated the interpretation of the struggle to grab the American dream for oneself ,and I identified with Ben's struggle between the day job we all must have to sustain ourselves and ones true passion. I did feel something was missing within the story. I wasn't as excited to watch each episode and I didn't feel like I cared much for the characters. I am willing to give the series another try and purchase the the second season.


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