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On the Edge
     

On the Edge

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Director: John Carney, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Jackson, Stephen Rea

Cast: John Carney, Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Jackson, Stephen Rea

 
John Carney's humorous coming-of-age film On the Edge comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.0. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible, and both soundtracks are closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a

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John Carney's humorous coming-of-age film On the Edge comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.0. French and Spanish subtitles are accessible, and both soundtracks are closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer and production notes. This Universal release offers excellent picture and sound quality, but offers little else.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
The well-worn story of the misfit teen who winds up institutionalized gets a new coat of paint from co-writer/director John Carney. Cillian Murphy, better known for his roles in 28 Days Later and Girl With a Pearl Earring, is Jonathan Breech, the young man whose face, with its wide blue eyes and pouty lips, fairly screams "sensitive." His grieving over the death of his father drives him (literally) to a suicidal act and confinement. The understanding counselor (Stephen Rea), the pal (Jonathan Jackson), and the girl (Tricia Vessey) are all in their places, ready to do their parts to help our hero find his way back. Carney wrote the film's original score, and there are plenty of source tunes to underscore the emotions, but the script never digs much below the surface on any of the characters. Jonathan's troubles clearly began long before his father's death, but they're only hinted at. Likewise, Rachel (Vessey) gets her one speech about her mother's mysterious death, but she has little else to do than look waifish. The film might appeal to less sophisticated younger teens, but there's that pesky R rating, likely earned for a bit too much profanity. If Murphy's star does go into ascendancy, this will be of more than routine interest.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0025192177125
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
56,276

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Mourning (Main Titles)
2. Over a Cliff
3. Into the Madhouse
4. Therapy Sessions
5. Rachel's Anger
6. The Pledge
7. Slipping Out
8. Rachel's Problem
9. Christmas
10. A Family History
11. Relationships
12. Bowling and Bottles
13. Poetry
14. Rachel's Memories
15. New Year's Eve
16. Toby's Decision
17. Together
18. End Titles

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On the Edge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bren57 More than 1 year ago
I have come to believe that any movie Cillian Murphy is in is going to be unforgettable. His performace here is brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was an amazing and breath taking movie. I love dark comedies, and most movies that have not so very happy endings, but empowering ones. His journey, is so powerful and full of emotion, that you can't help but be sucked in.