Tara (Robb) is a 12-year-old who must come to terms when her mother, Joleen (Theron), abandons her to the care of her Uncle James (Stahl). After being taking into the state's foster-care system, James visits Tara at the group home she now lives in, and Tara begs her uncle to take her away somewhere
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows good detail, with fine textures preserved well, but poor compression makes the image look digitized and smeared. Random noise is also visible throughout. The poor compression rates could be because they fit both the widescreen and full-screen versions of the movie on the same side of the disc. Black levels can be deep, but there are times when they look washed-out and flat. Shadow delineation is good though. Fleshtones have a cold, pale appearance and the color scheme is dominated by cool hues. Colors are desaturated and contrast is low. Edge enhancement is relatively minor, but can be distracting at times. (Danny Richelieu)
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