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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Molly Parker, David Wenham & Harry Eden

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the theatrical trailer, a photo gallery, a progressive poster gallery, a 34-minute interview with Director Gillies MacKinnon, cast and crew biographies, sneak previews, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Indican Pictures
(Catalog Number): 00200K4D
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong and disturbing drug content, and for language
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/25/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gillies MacKinnon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Paul (Eden) is a young boy who is forced to take on the role of parent to his drug-addicted mother (Parker). But when Paul discovers that her

DVD Picture:
Color fidelity is good in the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture, although fleshtones have a slightly reddish tint. Fine details are lost in the imagery, especially in wide shots and close ups of faces. Block artifacts can be noticeable at times, but, in general, the picture looks fairly good. (Danny Richelieu)

Fidelity is quite good in the Dolby Digital 2.0-channel stereo soundtrack (with its almost unheard of 448 kbps data rate for two channels), although dialogue can sound unnaturally forward, and the mix is not very invigorating. The stereo field has good center imaging but does not extend very wide across the stage. (Danny Richelieu)