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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Kelly, Michael Learned, Kip Pardue & Chris Sarandon

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Tim Kirkman, deleted scenes, an interview with Kip Pardue and one with Bonnie Hunt, photo gallery, previews, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Strand
(Catalog Number): DVD-2515-2
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/22/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Kirkman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Three interconnected lives that almost connect: Elizabeth (Harper), a small-town preacher's wife who spends her time worrying about the business of others, while secretly missing her runaway son; and Grace (Hunt), now living back home with her mother, seeks to find the son she gave up for adoption so many years ago; and Mark (Pardue), a young man searching for himself as he attempts to save the Loggerheads on the North Caroline coast. A somber and moving film. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits generally sharp images, although some smearing is evident. Colors are vivid in saturation, but are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, hues can err a bit green. Minor pixelization is noticed, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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