Rebellious April Burns (Holmes) wants to have a happy Thanksgiving holiday with her family for once. She has invited them to the modest apartment she shares with her boyfriend Bobby (Luke) for the traditional feast. But while April is desperately trying to make everything perfect -- despite having a broken oven -- her family bickers about all the bits and Pieces Of April that irritate them on their way to the big event. (Suzanne Hodges)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits DV-originated images that are of satisfying quality, considering the source elements. Images are generally sharp and smooth, though details tend to break up in wider shots. The color palette is quite limited to bland hues that lack natural saturation. Contrast is adequate, if a bit low at times. The typical anomalies that come from a video source are noticed, like the shimmering of textures and the lack of fine gradients. Some edge halos are also noticed. This is not a title to showcase in your home theatre, but rather one in which to enjoy the simplicities of its story. (Suzanne Hodges)The disc also includes a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version of the movie -- not reviewed.
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