Home Again

Featured In Issue 240, June 2019

WSR Score3
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Some thematic and sexual material
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
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97 Minutes
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Color With B/W Sequences
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Hallie Meyers-Shyer
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "Home Again," Alice (Witherspoon), a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. Alice's unlikely new family and a budding romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. This is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Writer/Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and Producer Nancy Meyers, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally using the Arri Alexa camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is very colorful, with a nicely saturated palette with rich hues. Primaries are strong, as well as every shade of hue. Fleshtones are perfectly natural. Contrast is well balanced with an emphasis on brightness. Still, blacks are deep and nicely contrast, with revealing shadow delineation. Resolution varies with scenes and borders on softness, especially in facial features. Still, other aspects of the pictures appear sharp and clear. Overall, this is a colorful and bright viewing experience that is pleasing to view. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused. Atmospherics fill in outdoor scenes to provide appropriate ambience, such as a scene on the beach or while driving, and indoors in a restaurant, but mostly ambience is at a low level. The music, which includes pop selections, such as Johnny Mathis singing "Misty," provides the surround envelopment, which generally can be effective in providing a sense of envelopment, but not aggressively. Mostly, though, the surrounds are silent with the focus on a monaural soundstage. Deep bass is completely absent. Overall, there is nothing outstanding in sonics but still a pleasant experience. (Gary Reber)