Posted in: Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on February 19th, 2005
Until September is soap opera/romance that lacks sizzle. Karen Allen, of Raiders of the Lost Arkfame plays Mo. Mo is a plucky American girl who falls in love with Parisian named Xavier (played by Thierry Lhermitte). Mo misses her plane and is stuck in Paris. She meets cute with Xavier and an affair begins. However, complications ensue: Xavier has a wife and family.
The Paris locations are nice, but the lead couple lacks any chemistry whatsoever. Karen Allen is cute as a button, but Th…erry Lhermitte is a dreadful bore. The only interesting thing of note is that the director is Richard Marquand. Marquand directed Return of the Jedi and this is the movie he made right after. The two movies are like night and day. Jedi is fun and engaging, Until September is a bland piece of oatmeal.
The audio is a standard Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. The audio track is front heavy, of course. The ridiculous dialogue can be heard, for the most part, in a clean and clear fashion. There is little hiss or audio defects. A bland mix for a bland film.
The video is a little better. There are a few print defects, but they aren’t incredibly distracting. The Paris locale looks wonderful enough, and the 1.66:1 widescreen aspect ratio doesn’t hurt either. Flesh tones are natural. Colors are subdued, but not too dark.
Aucun. That’s French for none.
Until September could’ve waited until much longer. The movie is a romance without chemistry. That’s kind of like having a fine French wine without cheese. The bare bones disc makes this strictly a rental, if that. If you like movies with Paris locales, you should definitely check this out. Just make sure to fast forward the parts that involve characters.
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