After his father's death, young Jeffrey Mannus (Heder) vows to always look after his mother, Jan (Keaton). Now 29 years old, Jeffrey is still living at home with his widowed mom, an arrangement that suits the Mama's Boy just fine. When Jan meets a charismatic motivational speaker named Mert Rosenblum (Daniels), sparks fly, as there is instant chemistry between the two. Much to Jeffrey's dismay his mom begins to date Mert, threatening his territory and dividing his mother
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD appears overly bright, with whites that can wash out the image. Shadows are delineated well, but the elevated black level flattens the image. Colors are nicely saturated, but fleshtones have an unhealthy hue. Details are delivered nicely at times, but much of the presentation appears soft. And while edge enhancement is not a problem, the picture looks overly digitized and harsh, with occasional mosquito noise visible. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #105 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
Since Issue 5 (my first), I focused on reviews of Laser Discs and now DVDs, and From The Editor's Couch. Also, WSR has a lot of punch in the new equipment features. The technical essays have been superb! My home theatre setup depended (and still depends) on knowledge gained from WSR. WSR has become the media reference for me with regard to picture and sound quality assurance in display equipment and widescreen entertainment (movies, music events, and documentaries). I still do not have Issues 1 through 4 or the Premiere Special Edition of WSR and hope you put them on the subscribers' site eventually, so that I can giggle at some of the early typos and slips (if you leave them in). However, I'm sure that the early editions make for interesting historical reading as well, because I believe WSR has moved the display industry forward through the pushing the envelope attitude of Gary Reber. Carry on.