We are at the end of high school. Jason Gedrick is the basketball star. Tracy Pollan is thecheerleader. Kiefer Sutherland is the sensitive loner. We see them all poised on the threshold ofthe next big step. Two years later, Sutherland returns to the home town, now in the company ofwild child Meg Ryan (and for those who keep track of these things, her turn puts the lie to thenotion that the recent In the Cut features her first nude scenes). The usual set of real-…world reversals wait for our quartet.
The sound is merely 2.0, but at least is a strong example of that format. The music is verystrong, and there is a consistently strong use of surround sound effects. The environmentalillusion is solid, and the dialogue is clear.
Something of a miracle: a no-frills release from Artisan that for once has a 1.85:1anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio. That’s actually the best part of the picture. The colours arefine, and the blacks are decent, but the picture if very grainy and soft, with edges that have atendency to break up.
A fairly undistinguished release, but of interest to fans of the leads.