Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on September 7th, 2002
Stockard Channing is top-flight executive, and has been in the game long enough to become a hardened, battle-scarred veteran. When Julia Stiles arrives late, screwing up a presentation, Channing initially comes down on her like a ton of bricks. Later she apologizes, and the two, becoming friends, plot revenge on a mutual acquaintance who has apparently done them both wrong. But there are plenty of twists ahead (some easier to swallow than others).
This isn’t … film of loud effects and explosions, but the environment has been quite carefully constructed anyway (note the nicely echoing background in large settings such as the airport or a giant hotel lobby). There is no dialogue distortion, either, which is good, given that it is on dialogue that the film largely rests.
A nice job has been done on the video too. The contrasts and flesh tones are good. The colours reflect a changing palette nicely as well, shifting from warm to steely as the scene demands. One note: the picture is in 1.85:1 (along with a fullscreen option), but the trailer has been weirdly stretched to 2.35:1.
Nothing but a trailer.
The performances deserve a stronger, more believable plot. And the extras are pretty thin. Nice-looking disc, though.
Special Features List
- Theatrical Trailer