Sam (Chad Donella) is a down on his luck artist who has just been told by his professor that he sucks as an artist and dumped by his girlfriend. The same wind that blows his life a way also brings him Hope (Erin Bartlett) who shows him how to get his smile back. As they part ways he writes down her phone number on his hand, this disappears though as it is raining heavily. After taking up a job as a delivery man for his friend’s coffee shop he finally finds her but, she is now in need of someone to show her her smile. On the way to restore Hope’s zest for life he finds his..
The film has a 1.85:1 non-anamorphic (what’s the deal with that, Lions Gate should know better) transfer of average quality. There is noticeable film grit a couple of times in the film and it also seems to suffer from softness during a few scenes. This was a bit of a disappointment as there really is no excuse for a poorly done transfer and if you are going to do a widescreen transfer it should definitely be anamorphic or what is the point.
Where the video disappoints the audio does not, this film has a very pumped up lively audio track that makes good use of the rear speakers. All of the music in the film comes from the rear speakers which I did enjoy as it almost makes you feel like you are peering into the world of the film with the soundtrack playing in the background. There are also a couple of scenes (one involving a bra, a rock and an ex-girlfriends window) that makes good use of the special cues available with a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track.
We have three trailers , one for this film and two for a couple of similar looking film hidden as an easter egg. To access these simply select the Lion’s Gate logo at the bottom of the menu.
What starts off as a genuinely funny (comic relief is provided in the form of Steve Monroe’s porn and masturbation obsessed character and Sam’s encounters with the other 99 women in the building that Hope lives in) ends rather messily. I was really enjoying this film for about the first 60 minutes and as we start to wrap things up it descends into horrible Hollywood romantic comedy cliché hell which is too bad as this could have been great film. The audio is definitely worth checking out, the video and extras are disappointments though.