Based on the book by Jane Hamilton, A Map Of The World stars Sigourney Weaver as Alice, an outspoken woman who feels very much the outsider in the small town where she and her family have purchased a small farm. She does become friends with Theresa, who, one morning, allows her young daughters to visit with Alice who has promised to take them swimming. Distracted for a moment, Alice is horrified to discover Theresa
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is nicely rendered. Images are sharp and detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. Some scenes are a bit soft. Colors are rich and fully saturated, though sometimes slightly exaggerated. Various types of film footage is used to enhance the dramatic scenes in the movie. Minor aliasing problems are apparent, as well as artifacts and pixelization, but overall, the picture is quite pleasing throughout.
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