Available now via a variety of options, Champions turned out to be one of the surprise hits of the year with audiences and critics alike, and I have a digital release code available to win.
For those who aren’t overly familiar with this one yet, Champions is the touching story of a former basketball coach (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the court-ordered manager of a team of players with intellectual disabilities. The film, from Focus Features, also stars Cheech Marin, Ernie Hudson, and Kaitlin Olson.
As one may easily imagine, the movie has much in common with what is by now practically a sub-genre of its own, and Harrelson delivers as the less-than-perfect coach managing the children’s sports team. Even among those who might be drawn to this one, the laughs are liable to catch you off guard as filmmaker Bobby Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary) has just the sort of cinematic and comedic sensibilities that mesh perfectly with the thematic underpinnings and situational struggles.
Champions is available to stream now exclusively on Peacock and is available to own on Digital, Blu-Ray, and DVD. The Collector’s Edition releases include some great bonus features, especially some wonderful deleted scenes, some of which are truly surprising in that they didn’t make the final cut.
Beyond any other accolades, the film earned an “A” on CinemaScore and a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Below check out the home release trailer, more info on the bonuses, and enter to win a Digital Release code for Movies Anywhere.
‘COLLECTOR’S EDITION’ EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES AND BONUS FEATURES TO OWN ONLY ON DIGITAL, BLU-RAYTM & DVD:
- 12 Deleted Scenes
- Keeping it Friendly – Director Bobby Farrelly, Woody Harrelson, and the rest of the cast share how they became involved in CHAMPIONS, as well as the importance of representation in the film.
- Woody and the Team – Every team needs a good leader – here we explore how Woody Harrelson filled that role on and off screen.
- Casting the Friends
- Feature Commentary with Director Bobby Farrelly