This isn’t to say the film is entirely without merit. For what it is, it’s serviceable entertainment (which comes complete with plenty of cool ‘80s tunes), and it’s actually pretty weird to keep seeing so many familiar faces that you can’t quite place. I spent the majority of the movie uttering things like, “Holy shit, it’s Michael Bolton from OFFICE SPACE!” and “Holy shit, it’s the chick that turned rogue in the first season of 24!” and so on. I actually think I had more fun trying to figure out from what movies or TV shows I recognized the actors than actually watching the movie. I’m not sure what that says about the film, but hey, if you’re a fan of movie trivia and guessing games, THE LATHER EFFECT makes a pretty good one.
Audio Commentary (with director Sarah Kelly, editor Darren Ayers, and producer/actor Eric Stoltz): An informative look into how the film came to be and what inspired certain aspects of it, etc.
The Making of The Lather Effect (16:07): Better than your average making-of featurette. Doesn’t have that promotional or artificial feel to it.
Deleted Scenes (20:23): A number of cut bits of needless comedy.
The Cameron Effect (7:04): A love note from director Sarah Kelly to Cameron Crowe.
The Importance of Being an Earnest P.A. (4:43): Director Sarah Kelly reflects on her history as a production assistant.