(2007/Weinstein Company DVD)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Film: C
To put it
bluntly, Justin Theroux’s Dedication
(2007) wastes a potentially good idea by being pretentious as hell and coming
up with some of the consistently worst dialogue I have encountered in a while
as an insecure writer (Billy Crudup) is hit hard by the death of an older creative
partner (Tom Wilkinson) who haunts him, getting in the way of getting to know a
new collaborator (Mandy Moore) better.
hoping the abstract interludes woven into the story would pay off, but David
Bromberg’s screenplay is all over the place, wasting a good cast and the time
of the audience. Next time, I hope
Bromberg and Theroux are “dedicated” to better dialogue and a male/female
relationship story that convinces because this one does not.
anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is on the soft side with some editing
also pulling down the picture grade, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is weak in
dialogue and does not have the best soundfield, even in the subtlest way. There are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo