Sense and Sensibility (1995) – DVD Review

Sense and Sensibility DVD Book Edition

Film:
DVD:

Written by Emma Thompson, based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Ang Lee
Starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Emilie François, Hugh Grant, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Laurie, and James Fleet

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran
  • Running audio commentary with director Lee and co-producer James Schamus
  • Video of Thompson’s Golden Globe acceptance speech
  • Deleted scenes
  • The original novel

Released by: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rating: PG
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Own it…unless you already do.

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About a Boy (2002) – Movie Review

About a Boy movie poster

Written by: Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, based on the novel by Nick Hornby
Directed by: Chris & Paul Weitz
Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small

My Advice: Matinee

Will (Grant) has got it made. Thanks to an obnoxious Christmas song his father penned, he gets enough in royalties that he doesn’t have to do jack squat in order to live…and live well. Self-absorbed and in need of female companionship, he decides to invent a fictional child in order to get into single parent support group meetings…so he can score. He figures if he ever needs to bail on any paricular single mother, he can. However, he runs into Marcus (Hoult), a teenage boy who’s got a few problems of his own–so Marcus decides to incorporate Will into life. Will has no way to escape.

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Notting Hill (1999) – Movie Review

Notting Hill movie poster

Written by: Richard Curtis
Directed by: Roger Michell
Starring: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Rhys Ifans, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers

My Advice: Wait and Rent It.

William Thacker (Grant) runs a travel book shop in (yes you guessed it!) Notting Hill, and he’s not doing too well. He gets even worse when Anna Scott (Roberts) comes into his store and the two fall in love. But…what’s that you say, you thought this was a romantic comedy?

Well, it’s written by the same guy who did Four Weddings, so you’d expect it to be gut-bustingly funny–which it is. Roberts does a good job portraying the world’s most popular actress and getting her shots in at the media and at stardom in general. Grant is in fine Hugh Grant form, completely gabberflasted at the situation he finds himself in. The supporting cast, just like in Four Weddings, is to be commended, especially Grant’s flatmate in the form of Spike (Ifans), a buffoon’s buffoon. However–and you knew this was coming…

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