A group of emotionally fragile people meet one September in a cozy home in Vermont to reminisce and complain and whine about their stations in life. Making matters worse is that everyone seems to be feeling the pangs of love, but everyone is feeling it about somebody else. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits colors that are quite natural and well balanced, with fleshtones that appear accurate, but blacks seem a bit weak at times. Images are generally sharp, with good detail. While contrast appears natural, visual information tends to get lost in the darkest scenes. There is a slight amount of edge enhancement detected. While some scenes appear clean and solid, the source element is revealing of film grain and artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)
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I appreciate the technical nature of your DVD reviews; that is, the way you rate the sound and picture quality of newly released DVDs. The reviews in most other magazines are concerned not with how good the DVD is, but with just the film itself: quality of the script, actors' performances, etc., all of which are subject to the critic's personal tastes, which may be wildly different from my own.