Albert Brooks directs and stars in Mother, a simply charming comedy about a man who wants to correct his problems by going back to his roots. John Henderson (Brooks) is a twice-divorced science fiction author who decides the only way to fix his relationship problems is to move back in with his mother (Reynolds). There he spends his time with the first woman in his life, even though she hasn
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture should surely please, with naturally rendered colors, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though occasional scenes appear softly focused. Edge enhancement is generally infrequent, but does create some hard edges on occasion. While the picture is quite smooth overall, some pixelization is detected. The DVD is preferred over the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 27, for improvements in sharpness and clarity. (Suzanne Hodges)
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