There Was You on DVD
Excessively syrupy and not really offering anything we haven't seen many
times before, this flick tells the tale of two people who finally fall
in love after running just outside each other's circle for some twenty
Still, it isn't a bad romance and there are some good moments in it.
Jeanne Tripplehorn is Gwen, a ghost writer looking for her perfect man.
Nick (Dylan McDermott) is an up and coming architect and her perfect man,
but she doesn't find that out until about the last two minutes of the
flick, by which time there's no time left for the screen to build their
relationship so the filmmakers merely jump forward in time to after they're
married parents who are obviously still in love.
More interesting would have been them finding themselves a little earlier
in the movie, then falling in love despite themselves.
Gwen goes through a few men during the course of the movie, while Nick
is mostly involved with a former child star (Sarah Jessica Parker) on
whose memoirs Gwen is working and whose heritage building his company
is trying to buy so it can put up a new structure.
The leads are all good in their roles, and there's a good supporting
cast (including Jennifer Aniston and a couple of cute kittens) along for
the ride as well, but while this is a reasonably entertaining romantic
comedy the romance and the comedy aren't done as well as they could be.
The DVD is fine, however, despite a dearth of extras. The anamorphic
widescreen picture (16x9 TV compatible) looks fine, with good colors and
sharp images, and though the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio quality is very good
there isn't much surround.
Extras are limited to the trailer.
'Til There Was You, from Paramount Home Video
114 min. anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1), 16x9 TV compatible, Dolby Digital
Starring Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker
Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox, Tom Rosenberg, Alan Poul
Written by Winnie Holzman, Directed by Scott Winant
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