HBO rings in the new year with the Blu-ray release of Enlightened: The Complete First Season. Laura Dern, winner of a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy for her highly-acclaimed performance, stars as the series leading role, Amy, co-starring with Luke Wilson (Old School), and director/writer/actor Mike White. Enlightened: The Complete First Season comes to Blu-ray January 8th.
Amy, an ambitious executive at a global conglomerate, has been her own worst enemy for most of her adult life. Her self-destructive choices, both at home and at work, have resulted in a very public, humiliating nervous breakdown. After an extended stay at a treatment center in Hawaii, Amy returns to her fractured life, determined to lead a more enlightened existence. However, her newfound noble intentions only ratchet up the drama, wreaking unexpected havoc on those around her.
Enlightened features Luke Wilson as Amy's drug-addicted ex-husband Levi and Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd as Amy's disapproving mother Helen, Sarah Burns as Krista, the former assistant who has taken Amy's old job, Timm Sharp as Amy's sleazy boss Dougie, Amy Hill as Judy, the no-nonsense human resources rep who won't give Amy a break, and White as Amy's seemingly meek co-worker Tyler.