Based on the novel by Judith Guest, The Jarrett family are upper middle-class Ordinary People faced with tragedy. Young Conrad (Hutton) is coping with the drowning death of his older brother by thoughts of suicide and nightmares filled with tremendous guilt. Conrad
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is generally nicely rendered, with images that are sharp, though finer details and definition are wanting. Colors are well balanced, though at times fleshtones appear a bit reddish, but blacks are quite deep. Shimmering details are occasionally noticed, but pixelization is infrequent. Edge enhancement can be bothersome at times. The source element is revealing of film grain, dirt, and artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)
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