THE PLOT THUS FAR
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Oliver and Barbara Rose love each other. They really do, but they are different people forced together in the worst kind of circumstance. The Roses used to love each other, but now everyone remains in a mutual state of hatred. It all began when the couple were aggressively climbing to the top without acknowledging their emotional welfare. Problems emerged, but they were quickly sank while trying to mend fences.
Tiny details blossom into big problems. Oliver became a successful partner at his law-firm. But Barbara was stuck in the role of the dutiful housewife. Something that caused no end of frustration. Oliver is quite content with the way things are, and when Barbara tries to assert her independence, he’s indifferent to her needs. Tiny things start out as minor irritations that become vehement hatred. Like Oliver’s fake laugh at dinner parties. And Barbara embellishing details while telling a story. And when it looks like Oliver might die, Barbara is surprised to find she didn’t care in the slightest. And one suspects, vice versa. That’s the last straw. And so begins divorce proceedings.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary, featurettes, deleted scenes and trailer. The 1080p transfer is pretty strong for an indie movie from the 1990s. However, I found that the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track created a proper soundstage for the couple’s crazier antics. What was more amazing was that a film not originally recorded in 5.1 audio sounds so amazing when mixed into new channels. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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