Posted in: Disc Reviews by David Annandale on March 29th, 2005
Welcome to an eventful night in a posh New York restaurant. The joint is ruled over by thetyrannical Eric Bogosian, and the staff is the expected group of would-be actor (self-obsessed),writer (morose), cynical old hand (Molly Ringwald), newbie, effeminate manager, and so on.Also familiar are the tensions, loves, hatreds and other crises that afflict our characters. Whilenone of this is particularly groundbreaking, it is nonetheless delivered with both conviction andan agre…able degree of wit. It’s not going to rock your world, but it is an agreeable 90minutes.
The sound is in 2.0, which is certainly adequate to this film’s needs: the sound design is notelaborate ear candy, after all. There are some nice surround effects now and then, however,particularly whenever a character leaves the confines of the restaurant for the street. The dialogueevery some often has a bit of distortion, however.
The picture is first-rate, with excellent, rich and warm colours, fine contrasts and blacks, andstrong flesh tones. The image is sharp, and there is grain or edge enhancement to speak of. Ahandsome transfer, in other words.
Trailers for Cold Mountain, The Station Agent, The BarbarianInvasions and People I Know. The menu is basic.
Though not a triple-A release, in terms of movie or features, this is a not-unpleasant littleeffort.
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