What Doesn't Kill You [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9262193
  • Release Date: 04/28/2009
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Commentary with writer/director Brian Goodman and writer Donnie Wahlberg
  • Deleted and alternate scenes
  • "Makes You Stronger: The Making of What Doesn't Kill You" featurette


What Doesn't Kill You
Inspired by his own tough childhood on the unforgiving streets of South Boston, director/co-screenwriter (along with Paul T. Murray and Donnie Wahlberg) Brian Goodman's tough-talking crime drama follows the journey of two childhood friends as they attempt to sever their powerful underworld ties. Ever since they were just young kids, Brian (Mark Ruffalo) and Paulie (Ethan Hawke) have always watched out for one another. From the petty crimes and misdemeanors of childhood to more serious criminal endeavors as they take their tenuous first steps into adulthood, the two sworn friends do their best to survive in the dog-eat-dog neighborhood while gradually falling under the sway of powerful crime boss Pat Kelly (Goodman). Fifteen years later, Brian finds his drug addiction threatening to drive away his wife (Amanda Peet) while simultaneously taking a toll on his longtime friendship with Paulie. It seems that neither of the two men can break free of the vicious cycle that threatens to consume them, and as turf-war tensions begin to build, police detective Moran (Wahlberg) takes to the streets determined to clean them up once and for all. Will Brian and Paulie prove successful in earning some quick cash while staying off the detective's radar, or has their longtime lucky streak in dealing with the law finally dried up? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mark Ruffalo
    Mark Ruffalo - Brian
  • Ethan Hawke
    Ethan Hawke - Paulie
  • Amanda Peet
    Amanda Peet - Stacy
  • Donnie Wahlberg
    Donnie Wahlberg - Detective Moran
  • Brian Goodman
    Brian Goodman - Pat Kelly

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What Doesn't Kill You - Movie Review


    As anything else on Blu-ray, this movie looks great on your HDTV. There was nothing to dislike about the film's story/plot. I thought the film had a great cast and I enjoyed the fact that Brian Goodman had a role in the film which was his own true-life story. Overall, I give this movie 4/5 stars, it may not be a known film, but it tells a great story and I recommend anyone who enjoys watching movies to pick this one up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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