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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 120 (May 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish & Geoffrey Rush

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Neil Armfield and Writer Luke Davies, a 2-1/2-minute Writing On The Wall featurette, a nine-minute behind-the-scenes segment (Candy: The Path To Wild Abandon), the theatrical trailer, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): TH!NKFilm
(Catalog Number): TF-54995
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content, and nudity
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/27/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Neil Armfield
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Dan (Ledger) and candy (Cornish) are a young Aussie couple in love, who pretty much want the same things as any other couple, including children. However, unlike most couples, they are both drug-addicted, and this all-consuming demon sends their lives spiraling into a deep and dark, and seemingly bottomless, abyss. Prostitution, thievery, lies, deception, and a miscarriage litter their days and nights, and wreak havoc on those who love them most. Hard to watch, powerful and moving. Based on the novel by Luke Davies. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
With a washed-out, undersaturated appearance, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD can look bleak and poorly defined, strikingly similar to the couple

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