I'm Losing You

I'm Losing You

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Director: Bruce Wagner

Cast: Bruce Wagner, Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Donohoe, Buck Henry

     
 

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I'm Losing You is one of the better discs Sterling has produced. The picture quality is very good. There are a few nicks and scratches, but they are few and far between and not very distracting. The picture is framed in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and the only thing missing is an anamorphic transfer. This disc has a four-channel surround soundtrack. Viewers… See more details below

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I'm Losing You is one of the better discs Sterling has produced. The picture quality is very good. There are a few nicks and scratches, but they are few and far between and not very distracting. The picture is framed in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and the only thing missing is an anamorphic transfer. This disc has a four-channel surround soundtrack. Viewers of this disc, if using Dolby Digital, need to turn off the digital tuner and change it to Dolby Pro-Logic to get anything beyond a two-channel track. The soundtrack is decent, with the dialogue in the middle. It has an English soundtrack, but no English subtitles. Spanish subtitles are included. This disc includes standard features such as biographies and filmographies for the cast and crew and the theatrical trailer. There is a detailed and informative audio commentary from director Bruce Wagner and actress Rosanna Arquette.This 1998 film about a dysfunctional Los Angeles family is directed by Bruce Wagner, on whose novel this is based. Everyone in this family has a problem. Perry (Frank Langella) is a successful TV producer who has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer just before his 60th birthday. His son Bertie (Andrew McCarthy) is an unsuccessful actor but a wonderful father with an adorable daughter and an ex-wife who is known to show up for visitations visibly stoned. Rachel (Rosanna Arquette), a niece who is now his adopted daughter, finds out that her father murdered her mother years ago before taking his own life. We follow these characters as they go through their share of hardships and love. We are given a lot to chew on, including death, adultery, AIDS, and deceit. Wagner got a lot of very good actors to appear in small roles, including Amanda Donohoe, Buck Henry, Elizabeth Perkins, and Ed Begley Jr.. Prior to this film Wagner was chiefly known as the writer of Wild Palms and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Ambitious to a fault, Bruce Wagner's feature debut -- adapted from his own novel -- is a sprawling, Hollywood-literate ensemble pic that tackles such weighty issues as death, spirituality, and success, but fails to find a consistent tone for the proceedings. Predetermining Six Feet Under's mix of morbidity, sex, and sarcasm by a couple years, I'm Losing You drops pop-culture references and life-threatening illnesses within the same scene -- more often than not, within the same sex scene. It's like Magnolia without the redemption, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's hard to take a vested interest in any of the affluent, abrasive characters, especially Rosanna Arquette's unpredictable adoptive daughter character, whose quest for faith seems more of an arbitrary device than a deep-seated yearning. Best in the cast (as usual) is Elizabeth Perkins, whose AIDS-stricken single mom Aubrey strikes the perfect note of sardonic humor in the face of despair.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
UPC:
0658149732520
Original Release:
1998
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
55,929

Special Features

Digitally mastered; Dolby Stereo Surround ; Letterbox aspect ratio 1.85:1; Audio commentary track with director Bruce Wagner and actress Rosanna Arquette; Interactive motion menus ; 20 chapters with motion images; Theatrical trailer; Biographies and filmgraphies of cast, director and producer; Optional Spanish subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosanna Arquette Rachel Krohn
Amanda Donohoe Mona Deware
Buck Henry Philip Dragom
Salome Jens Diantha Krohn
Frank Langella Perry Needham Krohn
Andrew McCarthy Bertie Krohn
Elizabeth Perkins Aubrey
Gina Gershon Lidia
Ed Begley Zev
Laraine Newman Casting Person
Norman Reedus Ed Begley Jr.
Aria Noelle Curzon Tiffany

Technical Credits
Bruce Wagner Director,Screenwriter
Daniel Catan Score Composer
David Cronenberg Executive Producer
John Dunning Executive Producer
Janice Hampton Editor
Pamela Koffler Producer
Jim LaClair Asst. Director
Andre Link Executive Producer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Jeff Sackman Executive Producer
James Samson Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Sherman Production Designer
Rob Sweeney Cinematographer
Christine Vachon Producer
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [2:56]
2. The News [1:47]
3. The Kids [1:49]
4. Happy Birthday [6:05]
5. Insurance Job [5:47]
6. Back to Work [4:44]
7. The Mix [7:00]
8. Chimes & Witches [4:37]
9. Father Time [4:13]
10. The Truth [5:46]
11. Search for Answers [4:44]
12. Confession [6:20]
13. Whispers [5:44]
14. Father's Wish [5:43]
15. Wash Away [6:35]
16. It's Not Over [6:00]
17. Pay Offs [7:17]
18. Letting Go [7:44]
19. Prayer [3:57]
20. Closing Credits [3:38]

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