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In the Land of Women
Warner Home Video 73676 - Region 1
List Price: $27.98 (Check Price at Amazon.com)
Available on DVD 10/30/2007
Disc 1 Contents
- Upfront Ads
- License to Wed on DVD
- Gracie on DVD
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show on TV
- No Reservations on DVD
- August Rush in Theaters
About the MovieAdrian Brody plays Carter Webb, a 26-year-old man in Los Angeles whose actress girlfriend just gave him the "I need some space" talk. Stuck with an unfulfilling job as his only other interest, he uses the occasion to visit his grandmother in Michigan (played well by Olympia Dukakis) and get away from his troubles. He soon meets the Hardwicke family women across the street; mother Sarah, angst-filled teenage daughter Lucy, and precocious pre-teen Paige. He forms a bond with each of the women (including his grandmother) and interacts with them in a way which is at once touching, interesting, and thought-provoking. By the end of his visit, everyone is the better for it.
How Does it Look?
There are times when the image is soft, but not overly so. This might be an intentional effect on the part of the filmmakers. Either way, the image looked acceptable during the day and night scenes, but in scenes with lots of background detail (like during their walks, as shown to the right) you can see the limitations of standard definition DVD. I'm chalking this up to being spoiled by high definition images on HD DVD, so take my criticism as a wish for what could be, but not unhappiness for what this DVD actually delivers.
How Does it Sound?
Being a movie that is primarily dialogue-driven, the sound doesn't play a large part. There are times when the soundtrack tries to become yet another cast member, but the effect was never jarring or unwelcome. Very seldom do the surrounds activate past very quiet levels.
This DVD has no extras. I like to see the theatrical trailer included with movies, but this disc doesn't even include something as basic as that. Buried on the Languages menu there is a page containing links to the Warner Bros. Pictures web site, but that's it. I even looked on the pan and scan side in the hopes that they might have put something there, but to no avail.
I enjoyed this movie much more than I was expecting to. I watched about half of the movie one evening, thinking that I would return the following evening to finish it. If you've ever read a book and gotten about half way through, only to find that you can't put it down, you'll be familiar with my inability to walk away from this movie with only half the story told. I ended up returning to finish the movie because I wasn't able to quite get it out of my thoughts.
The lack of sleep was worth it -- this is a movie that I'll be sharing with others! Perhaps any extras would not have added to the experience, but I will still lament the lack of even a trailer to extend the enjoyment just a little longer.
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