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Fay Grim

Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 122 (Jul/Aug 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, James Urbaniak, Saffron Burrows, Liam Aiken, Elina Lowensohn, Leo Fitzpatrick, Chuck Montgomery & Thomas Jay Ryan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a 17-minute making-of featurette, the 28-minute Higher Definition: Fay Grim episode, 90 seconds of deleted scenes, the trailer, and some up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Magnolia Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10085
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and some sexuality
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/22/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hal Hartley
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Fay Grim (Posey) is a single, Catholic mom who is worried about her 14-year-old son (Aiken). Worried he's going to turn out just like his father, Henry Fool (Ryan), who went missing seven years ago after murdering a neighbor. And Fay's brother (Urbaniak) is of no help, as he is currently incarcerated. Incarcerated for aiding and abetting in Henry's escape. Enter CIA Agent Fullbright (Goldblum), who is convinced that Henry was involved in some sort of international espionage. He asks Fay to assist him...with the promise of freeing her brother. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a soft, slightly smeared look. Fleshtones are accurately rendered and contrast is well balanced. Blacks are fairly deep, and shadow delineation is adequate. Source element artifacts are rare, and edge enhancement is minor.(Danny Richelieu)

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