Guinevere

Guinevere

Director: Audrey Wells

Cast: Audrey Wells, Stephen Rea, Sarah Polley, Jean Smart

     
 

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Audrey Wells' May-December romance Guinevere comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. There are no special features on this disc, but fans of coming-of-age films will want toSee more details below

Overview

Audrey Wells' May-December romance Guinevere comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles on this release. There are no special features on this disc, but fans of coming-of-age films will want to take a look at this release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Ace screenwriter Audrey Wells makes a minor impression with her well-written but unimaginative debut film on May-December romances, but thankfully has the brains to cast to cast the remarkable Sarah Polley in the lead role. Polley's intuitive, fascinating performance alone makes the film worth seeing, if only to show how one can create a fully-rounded, sympathetic character with a minimum of tricks and tics. The film coasts quite far on her considerable charm and intriguing presence, but is undone by Wells' unsteady handling of the film's progression. Guinevere sputters along at all the most inopportune times, and while the casting of Stephen Rea as Polley's love interest seems smart on the page, his unfocused performance mars the more interesting aspects of the central relationship. It is a devoted portrayal, but sometimes feels like it belongs in another movie, and as such makes it hard to summon much sympathy for Rea's character. Likewise, Jean Smart's lengthy, mid-film monologue chastising Rea for his actions is designed to be a real crowd-pleaser -- and she handles it nicely -- but it merely points out the film's inconsistent tone, never truly capitalizing on the emotional stress of the relationship it addresses. In all, the film is a mixed effort -- not without interest, but lacking in the fundamentals that would greatly improve its impact.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2000
UPC:
0717951005885
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TV's

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Rea Connie Fitzpatrick
Sarah Polley Harper Sloane
Jean Smart Deborah Sloane
Gina Gershon Billie
Paul Dooley Walter
Francis Guinan Alan Sloane
Jasmine Guy Linda
Tracy Letts Zack
Sandra Oh Cindy
Carrie Preston Patty
Emily Procter Susan Sloane
Grace Una April
Gedde Watanabe Ed

Technical Credits
Audrey Wells Director,Screenwriter
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Danielle Berman Set Decoration/Design
John Brace Casting
Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Dody Dorn Editor
Beau Flynn Executive Producer
Glenn Gaines Sound/Sound Designer
Barklie K. Griggs Musical Direction/Supervision
Jonathan King Producer
Jim LaClair Asst. Director
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Linda Lowy Casting
Stephen McCabe Production Designer
Charles Minsky Cinematographer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Stefan Simchowitz Executive Producer
John Thompson Executive Producer
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Brad Weston Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits [3:59]
2. The Wedding Photographer [:29]
3. "Which Print Is Better?" [3:26]
4. The Photo [4:29]
5. No Opinion, No Harvard [1:24]
6. Staying At Connie's [1:43]
7. Harper Meets Billie [3:13]
8. Connie Makes His Move [2:08]
9. Harper Starts Work [8:09]
10. Documenting An Alcoholic [3:59]
11. "I'm Sorry" [3:45]
12. "Whose Are These?" [1:06]
13. Harper Move Out [4:15]
14. Fortune Cookies In Bed [3:39]
15. Surprise! [3:35]
16. "Who's My Good Girl?" [4:33]
17. The Welcome Home Present [2:25]
18. Awe [2:10]
19. "Nothing Wrong With Honest Work" [8:45]
20. Coffee Talk [:59]
21. Too Much To Drink [3:45]
22. False Teeth [2:21]
23. In Dire Need Of Money [4:14]
24. Role Reversal [2:47]
25. Goodbye, Guinevere [2:08]
26. A Guinevere Reunion [5:25]
27. One Last Goodbye [4:45]
28. "The Connie Special" [3:42]
29. End Credits [2:38]

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