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Take Me Home (2012)

Sam Jaeger , Amber Jaeger , Sam Jaeger  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sam Jaeger, Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber, Lin Shaye, Bree Turner
  • Directors: Sam Jaeger
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0079JMM4W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,897 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews


Pure magic. The Best romantic comedy I've seen in years! --Amy R. Handler, Film Threat

"The film was fantastic on every level. A wonderful and sprawling trip across the country. The film has a quiet charm that is fascinating. A real treat for anyone who loves a good film and a nice story."

"A a romantic comedy goldmine" --Sight on Sound

Product Description

Little does NYC cab driver Thom Colvin know that when an attractive lady hops into his cab and says take me to California, that their journey winding across America will become the adventure, and mis-adventure, of their lifetimes.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply well done May 20, 2012
By tmm1926
I don't wan't to spoil anythng by reveling the plot, but wanted to give my thoughts about this movie. I saw this movie while staying at a hotel. I truly enjoyed it. The actors had great chemistry & didn't overact the scenes. The movie moves smoothly (almost slow), but keeps you locked into the story. The scenery in the movie is beautiful. I would love to see these actors together in another movie.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Kind of Movie! November 3, 2012
What a great find and pleasant surprise this movie was for me. I found it to be intelligent yet whimsical, painful yet funny, and most of all, thoroughly entertaining. As I watched this movie, it became very apparent to me that it was truly a labor of love by those most involved in making it -- producers, writer, director, actors,etc. It also is a beautifully filmed movie that reminded me that we are blessed to live in a magnificent and diverse country. I will recommend this movie to friends and continue to look for other independent film projects involving the Jaegers in the future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie! August 25, 2012
By Tammy
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It was the best movie that we've seen in a long time. Highly recommend it as a romantic comedy with substance. I'm looking forward to this actor/director's next movie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Movie I've Seen in a Long Time!!!***** August 14, 2012
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I can not express how thought-provoking this movie was, and it was done in such an artistic, delightful way. Each scene, though seemingly unimportant on the surface, was artfully crafted, taking on greater meaning and speaking volumes as the movie travels onward. Though the characters(who are opposites) appear to be running away from their lives, are really reconnecting with them: their pasts and their futures. All at the same time. Together. It was amazing. This movie is HUGE. I haven't seen anything like it in a very long time. It's the kind of movie you can't stop thinking about after viewing it. So, do not turn it off or you'll deprive yourselves of seeing each layer, more emotionally raw than the last one, peeled away. And you'll realize that no one, on the surface, is really what they seem. However, you'll feel satisfied by the end of it, because you'll know that each character will heal. It is a truly amazing story to watch. The acting was perfect! Thank you to those who put their hearts and souls into it! We marveled at it and enjoyed it immensely! We will be watching it again and recommending it to all our friends!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
"Just drive, that's what you said, just drive." Thom (Jaeger) is down on his luck. He can't get a job and just got kicked out of his apartment. In order to make money he decides to pretend he's a cab driver. After a few fares Claire (Jaeger) hails him down. She is also having a bad day and tells him to drive. So he does. I have gotten in the habit of not watching previews before watching a movie so I don't have any preconceived notions going in. I watched the preview for this one and really thought it would be a little boring. This was anything but boring. This movie takes two proved formulas and puts them together. A romantic comedy mixed with a road movie. The acting was OK and the budget for this was not the best but it was a great movie that is better then a lot of the high budget movies. This movie is pretty predictable but sometimes it works and this is an example of that. I tend to like the movies with an ending that isn't always happy but every once in a while a movie like this comes along and it just has a calming feeling when it works out the way it should. Overall, a very satisfying movie that deserves to be watched. I liked it a lot. I give it a B+.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very cute! August 29, 2012
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This is a classic comedy situation: two people with clashing personalities get stuck together on a cross-country journey with a variety of delays and setbacks. Why is this one so good?

The plot is not particularly original, and the scenes are not incredibly original, creative or surprising. There are some holes in the plot--but they can be ignored well enough. However, the acting is fantastic and the characters are appealing--both the lead actors have great comedic timing. The little surprises in plot and dialogue are cute and funny. The characters are realistic and you like them both equally. The filming, editing, and music are done very well.

We found ourselves chuckling out loud quite a bit during the movie, and when it ended, it left us feeling good and happy. We were quite surprised to see one of the scenes shot in a parking lot near our small town in SE Ohio. Small world! But we got a kick out of that!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly good July 15, 2012
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This is an incredible movie with a good plot, great acting, and realistic, well-written dialog. This film does not remind me of anything I've ever watched before, which makes it all that much more interesting. Although most women will love this movie, it is definitely not a chick-flick and guys will like it just as much. As others have written, there are no special effects, no car chases, and no big name stars. What is does have is a good story and some wonderful acting. The scenery is realistic because the movie was actually filmed on a road trip across the country. The two main stars (Sam and Amber Jaeger) are married in real life and Sam directed this gem. The heart of this movie is the interaction between the two as they face personal issues and physical hurdles together and learn more about each other as well as about themselves. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Another can't Remember
I have no recollection of the movie, so it was not so terrible to have watched , nor was it worth remembering. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Samuel Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars well done road movie
very enjoyable romantic comedy/road movie. very personable actors, we liked that there was not too much hollywood gloss. Read more
Published 21 days ago by susiel
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and warm.
A real gem of a warm and spontaneous friendship, born of necessity and surviving many crises. The Jaeger team excels in character development and originality. Read more
Published 24 days ago by R Clarke
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky, fun, low-key, clever, compelling
The characters and the low-key plot are compelling and clever, and kept my interest well. It's funny most of the way thru but gets more dramatic towards the end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel H. Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see!
The movie was well done. Intelligent and thought provoking. I'm not surprised it won awards at film festivals in Nashville, Napa Valley, Rhode Island, and Boston. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tim McGuire
2.0 out of 5 stars not compelling enough to hold my interest
I ordered this as I was looking forward to a light hearted comedy / romance. I had not heard of this movie so it was my fault in ordering something I did not like. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Karen Tugwell
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem!
The first 10 minutes had me worried this was a lemon, but the movie and the acting take off and soar once the road trip begins. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Road Trip
This is an awesome movie...excellent acting by both leads...I just wish there was a commentary track on the DVD.... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MP
2.0 out of 5 stars Take Me Home
I did not watch 15 minutes of this movie. I am writing this so this can move on off of my site.
Published 2 months ago by mayzey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
This movie was amazing for me. I watched the movie and then later looked it up to see who the actors are. I found out so much more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sarah Harp
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