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  • My Wife is an Actress

    Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on December 8th, 2002

    Overall
    Film
    Video
    Audio
    Extras
    (out of 5)

    

    Synopsis

    Charlotte Gainsbourg plays film star Charlotte. Her husband Yvan Attal (who also wrote anddirected the film) plays Charlotte’s husband Yvan. So far so postmodern. Yvan becomes jealousin this slight but engaging comedy when Charlotte’s next role has her co-starring with anotoriously sexy British actor (Terence Stamp).

    Audio

    Very solid soundtrack, though limited to 2.0. The music sounds fine, and the sound effects,though low key, are enough to create …n environment. The dialogue is what this film is really allabout, and it comes through crisp and clear.

    Video

    The format is 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, which incidentally also keeps the subtitles offthe picture itself. The contrasts, colours and blacks are nice, though some of the night scenes area very slight touch grainy.

    Special Features

    The menu is basic. Apart from a clutch of 8 trailers, there is a (subtitled) making-of featurette(pretty standard stuff, though at 15 minutes it’s a bit longer than some), 4 deleted scenes, and adirector’s commentary (also subtitled). Attal is quite a witty speaker (and sometimes rathersarcastic), and he concentrates primarily on the nuts-and-bolts making of the film.

    Closing Thoughts

    Strong performances in this romantic comedy, though don’t expect wild flights of fancy likeAmelie. Good commentary track too.

    Special Features List

    • Commentary
    • Making-of Featurette
    • Trailers
    • Deleted Scenes
    Posted In: 1.85:1 Widescreen, Comedy, Disc Reviews, Dolby Digital 2.0 (French), DVD, Sony Pictures

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