Born Romantic

Born Romantic

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Director: Dave Kane

Cast: Craig Ferguson, Ian Hart, Jane Horrocks

     
 

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David Kane's romantic comedy Born Romantic comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, Spanish, and PortugueseSee more details below

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David Kane's romantic comedy Born Romantic comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from MGM/UA with strong picture and sound quality.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Drab British realism meets gimmicky American romantic comedy -- with mixed results -- in this ensemble piece about breaking up, making up, and salsa dancing. At its core, Born Romantic is closest in spirit to the darkly sentimental Dogme films, particularly Lone Scherfig's Italian for Beginners. Shot with handheld camera and little light, the film evinces a certain amount of desperate authenticity from its stellar cast, primarily the three talented women who form its trio of unlucky-in-love bachelorettes, Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks, and Catherine McCormack. But the sad-sack men of the film seem to be on a different page entirely, alternating from the pathetic (Jimi Mistry) to the impossibly sage (Ian Hart) and John Thompson). Ultimately, director David Kane's grungy sense of style can't hold all the diverse elements of Born Romantic together, and what should've been a lighter-than-air souffle ends up with a consistency closer to that of a shoe sole.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0027616874795
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: 5.1 Surround; English, French, Spanish & Portugese language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Craig Ferguson Frankie
Ian Hart Second Cab Driver
Jane Horrocks Mo
Adrian Lester Jimmy
Catherine McCormack Jocelyn
Olivia Williams Eleanor
Jimi Mistry Eddie
David Morrissey Fergus
Kenneth Cranham Barney
John Thomson First Cab Driver
Paddy Considine Ray
Sally Phillips Actor
Jessica Stevenson Actor
Martin Savage Actor
Sarah Scott Davis Salsa club dancer

Technical Credits
David Kane Director,Screenwriter
Robert Alazraki Cinematographer
Simon Boswell Score Composer
Michele Camarada Producer
Sarah Greenwood Production Designer
Jina Jay Casting
Alistair MacLean-Clark Executive Producer
Michael Parker Editor
David Reid Asst. Director
Dan Rose Musical Direction/Supervision
Jill Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Stuart Wilson Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
1. Main Title/Salsa [:10]
2. Conversing in Cars [:10]
3. Dancing With Danger [2:55]
4. Flirting With Trouble [4:10]
5. "Loved Ones Limited" [3:54]
6. Missed Opportunities [6:16]
7. Captivating Crushes [7:38]
8. Dinner With Dad [6:26]
9. The Rhythm of Romance [6:27]
10. "Salt Is A, Pepper Is B" [2:53]
11. Crimes of the Heart [3:11]
12. Singing About L-O-V-E [12:09]
13. Public Confessions [3:56]
14. Getting Back Together [3:18]
15. "Take No Prisoners" [6:59]
16. End Credits [5:12]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Salsa [:10]
2. Conversing in Cars [:10]
3. Dancing With Danger [2:55]
4. Flirting With Trouble [4:10]
5. "Loved Ones Limited" [3:54]
6. Missed Opportunities [6:16]
7. Captivating Crushes [7:38]
8. Dinner With Dad [6:26]
9. The Rhythm of Romance [6:27]
10. "Salt Is A, Pepper Is B" [2:53]
11. Crimes of the Heart [3:11]
12. Singing About L-O-V-E [12:09]
13. Public Confessions [3:56]
14. Getting Back Together [3:18]
15. "Take No Prisoners" [6:59]
16. End Credits [5:12]

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