Going All the Way

Going All the Way

Director: Mark Pellington

Cast: Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane

     
 

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Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz were both a year or two away from big-league stardom when they appeared in this youth-oriented comedy, which has been given a well-executed presentation on DVD. Going All the Way has been transferred to disc in the letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Viewers may choose between two mixes of theSee more details below

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Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz were both a year or two away from big-league stardom when they appeared in this youth-oriented comedy, which has been given a well-executed presentation on DVD. Going All the Way has been transferred to disc in the letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Viewers may choose between two mixes of the English-language soundtrack: Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. No multiple-language options have been included, though the feature is closed-captioned in English. Bonus materials include a commentary track from director Mark Pellington, a selection of deleted scenes, filmographies for the key cast and crew members, and the film's original trailer.

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All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
A combination of broad humor and character-driven drama, Going All the Way is miles away from director Mark Pellington's more action-oriented later efforts. A coming-of-age tale, it hinges on the union of opposites: the sweet and the profane; the adolescent and the insightful; the confident and the meek; the small-town and the urban. Jeremy Davies gives another terrific performance as awkward young vet Sonny Burns, a talented photographer who longs to be the life of the party but finds his better qualities submerged in a his fear of inadequacy. Precise verbal and physical inflections ground the actor's performance, while Dan Wakefield's script gives him plenty of layers to explore. There isn't another young actor working today who could have provided a better foil for Davies than golden boy Ben Affleck. His character's mixture of cocky strut and tentative introspection both celebrates and complicates jock-boy clichés; love him or hate him, he's what Sonny longs to be. As Sonny's mother, Jill Clayburgh hacks recognizable human emotions out of a role that seems to have been written as a caricature. Amy Locane, meanwhile, invests girl-next-door stereotypes with quiet dignity. Lesley Ann Warren, Rachel Weisz, and Rose McGowan have smaller parts, but each actress showcases her own proven brand of sex appeal; Warren oozes Oedipal danger, Weisz comes off haughty and knowing, and McGowan does her sultry and belligerent thing. Some viewers may take exception to the way Wakefield and Pellington populate their suburbs with an endless series of romantic and maternal man-traps, but young men often perceive impending domesticity as the enemy. Besides, Davies turns in such a nuanced performance as the horny, stifled Sonny that even at its most testosterone-fuelled, the film comes off sweet. Pellington and cinematographer Bobby Bukowski also display a quiet visual pizazz that energizes the scenes of comic excess. Such cinematic flair, combined with the fine cast, elevates a fairly familiar story into a low-key pleasure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2000
UPC:
0696306012726
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Polygram Usa Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:43:00

Special Features

Widescreen image; Director's commentary; Theatrical trailer; Deleted scenes with commentary; Cast and crew filmographies

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Davies Sonny Burns
Ben Affleck Gunner Casselman
Amy Locane Buddy Porter
Rachel Weisz Marty Pilcher
John Lordan Elwood Burns
Jill Clayburgh Alma Burns
Lesley Ann Warren Nina Casselman
Rose McGowan Gail Thayer
Jeff Buelterman Blow Mahoney
Nick Offerman Wilks
Shannon Parr Shins
John E. Blazier Bar Patron

Technical Credits
Mark Pellington Director
Bobby Bukowski Cinematographer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
William Paul Clark Asst. Director
Raqueli Dahan Makeup
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Nicholas Evans Set Decoration/Design
Tom Gorai Producer
Elyse Katz Production Manager
Darren King Sound Editor
Andre Lamal Co-producer
Keven Lock Art Director
Michael Mendelsohn Executive Producer
Tom Paul Sound/Sound Designer
Arianne Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Linn Rittenhouse Stunts
Tom Rosenburg Executive Producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Producer
Ted Tannenbaum Executive Producer
Tomandandy Songwriter
Leo Trombetta Editor
Dan Wakefield Screenwriter
Richard S. Wright Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits [2:20]
2. 1954 [6:44]
3. The Homecoming [:30]
4. Sweet Dreams [1:56]
5. Mommy Dearest [5:17]
6. The Lonely Crowd [1:26]
7. At Work of Art [5:43]
8. Staying From the Flock [1:46]
9. Sonny Side Up [5:41]
10. Rise and Shine [5:19]
11. On the Town [2:08]
12. Sonny Strikes Out [4:13]
13. Hanging by A Thread [2:49]
14. On the Road [6:26]
15. A Close Call [6:02]
16. Surprise, Surprise [5:44]
17. Closing Credits [2:20]

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