Cosi

Cosi

Director: Mark Joffe, Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette

Cast: Mark Joffe, Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette

     
 
Starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths, the ensemble comedy Cosi comes to DVD from Disney/Buena Vista with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. Dolby Digital Surround Sound is available in English. Closed captions are accessible but there are no subtitles or special features.

Overview

Starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths, the ensemble comedy Cosi comes to DVD from Disney/Buena Vista with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. Dolby Digital Surround Sound is available in English. Closed captions are accessible but there are no subtitles or special features.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although its love-triangle subplot is underwritten and its attempts to riff on Mozart's themes of romantic inconstancy seem half-baked, this likable little comedy transcends its hokey premise thanks to its fine ensemble acting and its frequently hilarious script. By mashing together elements of several different formulas -- crazy-people-are-funny comedy, underdog-triumphant melodrama, and let's-put-on-a-show pizzazz -- Louis Nowra's script gets to have it every which way. We root for the pathetic protagonists at the same time we're laughing at their tics. We thrill at the glamour of the footlights and the greasepaint even as we wait for the next mentally ill pratfall. As usual with movies about crazy people, the insane get all the best lines and laughs -- particularly Barry Otto as the aria-obsessed Roy and Kerry Walker as the lovably vicious Sandra. As the token drug abuser, Toni Collette gets to show some grave-faced restraint -- and show off her impressive pipes on renditions of several time-worn pop hits. Unfortunately, fellow Muriel's Wedding vet Rachel Griffiths gets stuck with a thankless role as the protagonist's unsupportive girlfriend. Otherwise, the ensemble fires on all cylinders. Despite such flaws, however, director Mark Joffe strikes a delicate balance between character-driven humor, Waiting for Guffman-style parody, and old-fashioned razzle-dazzle.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
UPC:
0786936205107
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Mendelsohn Lewis
Barry Otto Roy
Toni Collette Julie
Rachel Griffiths Lucy
Aden Young Nick
Colin Friels Errol Grier
Tony Llewellyn-Jones Jeff Kirner
Kerry Walker Sandra
Colin Hay Zac
Greta Scacchi Auditioner
Paul Mercurio Auditioner
Paul Chubb Henry
Pamela Rabe Ruth
Jacki Weaver Cherry
David Wenham Doug
Robin Ramsay Minister for Health
Henry Maas Bernard Goldman
Lawrence Woodward Electrician
Brian Ellison Rigger
Toni Moran Painter
David Anthony Knucklehead
Robert Noble Mens Ward Nurse
Michael Robertson Cussing Patient

Technical Credits
Mark Joffe Director
Alison Barrett Casting
Hugh Bateup Art Director
Nicholas Beauman Editor
Richard Brennan Producer
Stephen Endelman Songwriter
Ray Fowler Special Effects
Lyn Gailey Associate Producer
Euan Keddie Asst. Director
Christopher Kennedy Production Designer
Louis Nowra Screenwriter
Ellery Ryan Camera Operator
John Schieflbein Sound/Sound Designer
Tess Schofield Costumes/Costume Designer
Phaedon Vass Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Timothy White Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The New Guy [7:54]
2. Martin and Lewis [4:00]
3. Who Speaks Italian? [5:43]
4. Drama is Therapy [4:39]
5. Cats Flambé [4:33]
6. I Quit [6:35]
7. Field Trip [3:09]
8. Getting to Know You [3:25]
9. Fire! [3:09]
10. Password [5:42]
11. Maestro [5:48]
12. My Dream [8:55]
13. All You Ever Needed [2:31]
14. Aim for the Stars [1:07]
15. Curtain Up! [11:00]
16. Stand By Me [6:24]
17. Finale [2:21]
18. Credits/Wagner [7:56]

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