Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school, he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job, Sam and his friends explore the generation of “Cougars” who are desperately trying to stay young, and love every lesson they are taught.

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2011
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Run time: 81 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
Region: A

If you can get passed the idea that women who are as hot as Denise Richards needs someone to set them up with young boys for sex, you might enjoy the film… and oh yes, she is willing to pay for it too. Kyle Gallner plays Sam, a high school boy whose mom was a former playmate. He is a self describe victim of circumstance as he has been kicked out of multiple boarding schools. He finally finds one where it seems he can finish his education only to find out that the money has run out. He goes to a bar and meets Alison (Kathyrn Morris) whose husband cheats on her. He flatters her and the next thing you know they are in a motel room. The next day she leaves a note and a check. He mentions this to his new friends who suggest they start a “risky business” as teen boys for cougars.

The guys go on-line to meet more cougars in need and bring in more boys for a business that lasts for about a music montage. Sam has met a girl his own age and wants to end his relationship with “Mrs. Robinson.”

Jim Belushi plays the overly cool school master whose says, “Woman: What do you need to know about them? You tell the good looking ones they’re smart and the smart ones they’re good looking.”
Movie Quality: 8/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2:35:1 aspect ratio. Color management is a bit off on this film as mentioned in the commentary. While colors do pop, they manage to stay consistent throughout and there is a strong brown tint throughout. Clarity and details are pretty good. While exterior scenes look good, its the interior scenes that tend to suffer a bit but not anywhere that make this a bad transfer.
Print Quality: 8/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. This is a very aggressive audio mix considering this is not a film with action. During the party scenes is where this mix does shine very well with punchy bass and a mix that fills the room. The only problem I can report here is that even though this is an aggressive mix I just didn’t feel as engrossed. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear.
Print Quality: 8.5/10

Special Features

  • Commentary with cast and crew
  • “The Ultimate Cougar”
  • Trailer
  • Gallery

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

‘Cougars, Inc.’ is a decent movie that I would recommend renting first instead of purchasing if you have not seen this before. On Blu-ray the video and audio quality are pretty good and will not disappoint.
Overall Rating: 8/10