Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

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Director: P.J. Hogan

Cast: Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, Meredith Eaton

     
 

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P.J. Hogan's 2002 made-for-cable comedy Unconditional Love comes to DVD from New Line Cinema with a widescreen transfer. The English-language soundtrack is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo. Closed captions and English subtitles are available. The only special features are deleted scenes and a trailer. This is a pretty good DVD release for aSee more details below

Overview

P.J. Hogan's 2002 made-for-cable comedy Unconditional Love comes to DVD from New Line Cinema with a widescreen transfer. The English-language soundtrack is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo. Closed captions and English subtitles are available. The only special features are deleted scenes and a trailer. This is a pretty good DVD release for a film that has only ever appeared on the Starz! network.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although its sentimentality, serious life lessons, and campy humor sometimes coexist less than peacefully, this modest outing from Muriel's Wedding director P.J. Hogan goes down easily thanks to the low-key performances of Kathy Bates and Rupert Everett. Bates, as jilted homemaker Grace Beasley, and Everett, as the secret gay lover of Barry Manilow-esque crooner Victor Fox, never oversell the feather-light material or take themselves too seriously. Even during the film's thoughtful moments, their performances are assuredly low-key. That leaves the broad comedy in the hands of supporting players Meredith Eaton (as a wonderfully profane daughter-in-law who just happens to be a little person) and Lynn Redgrave (as Fox's grasping, hypocritical sister). Peter Sarsgaard plays a window washer with the soul of a poet and a terrible secret, but he's far more convincing in his enigmatic early scenes than he is during the exaggerated denouement. Dan Aykroyd, as Grace's estranged husband, plays it surprisingly straight, but Jonathan Pryce gets to have fun as the retro pop singer whose death sets the plot in motion. If the script had been a little more over the top and a tad less concerned with Oprah-style epiphanies, Unconditional Love might not have gone straight to cable in the United States. As is, instead of a big-screen misfire, it's a pleasant small-screen trifle.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2003
UPC:
0794043631627
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
27,660

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film; Deleted scene; 5.1 surround sound; Stereo surround sound; Trailer; DVD-ROM enabled

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathy Bates Grace Beasley
Rupert Everett Dirk Simpson
Meredith Eaton Maudey
Peter Sarsgaard Window Washer
Lynn Redgrave Nola Fox
Stephanie Beacham Harriet Fox-Smith
Richard Briers Barry Moore
Marcia Warren Lynette Fox-Moore
Jack Noseworthy Andrew
Daniel Wyllie Pete
Dan Aykroyd Max Beasley
Jonathan Pryce Victor Fox
Julie Andrews Actor
Barry Manilow Actor
Sally Jessy Raphael Actor

Technical Credits
P.J. Hogan Director,Screenwriter
Remi Adefarasin Cinematographer
Kerry Barden Casting
Daniel Clancy Set Decoration/Design
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Hank Garfield Sound/Sound Designer
Billy Hopkins Casting
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Robert Jones Editor
Jocelyn Moorhouse Producer,Screenwriter
Gil Netter Executive Producer
George Parra Asst. Director
Suzanne Smith Casting
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Mark L. Sylbert Art Director
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Patricia Whitcher Producer
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Jerry Zucker Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles [3:11]
2. "You Were the Problem" [5:52]
3. Rudeness and Fear [3:07]
4. "If You Knew Me" [4:37]
5. Looking for a Sign [3:15]
6. A Ticket to Murder [3:42]
7. Victor's Last Words [5:22]
8. Getting to Know Julie [2:17]
9. The Valet's Poem [4:16]
10. Dirk's "Mom" [5:32]
11. A Normal, Healthy Family [6:50]
12. Long-Distance Legal Advice [2:40]
13. The Unwelcome Elf [4:54]
14. Chicken Wing and Olive Branch [2:49]
15. Funny, Unfaithful Bastard [5:15]
16. Singing All the Way to the Pub [2:44]
17. Back to Life [6:10]
18. A Funeral Fit for a Queen [4:27]
19. Big Ben and a Small Gun [4:43]
20. The Kissing Vigilantes [3:53]
21. Torn Between Two Men [5:17]
22. Similar but Different [4:20]
23. Music in the Underground [3:53]
24. Loneliness of the Crossbow Killer [5:32]
25. A Bridgehanger of an Ending [4:12]
26. And for Our Surprise Celebrity... [9:23]
27. End Credits [5:06]
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
1. Main Titles [3:11]
2. "You Were the Problem" [5:52]
3. Rudeness and Fear [3:07]
4. "If You Knew Me" [4:37]
5. Looking for a Sign [3:15]
6. A Ticket to Murder [3:42]
7. Victor's Last Words [5:22]
8. Getting to Know Julie [2:17]
9. The Valet's Poem [4:16]
10. Dirk's "Mom" [5:32]
11. A Normal, Healthy Family [6:50]
12. Long-Distance Legal Advice [2:40]
13. The Unwelcome Elf [4:53]
14. Chicken Wing and Olive Branch [2:49]
15. Funny, Unfaithful Bastard [5:15]
16. Singing All the Way to the Pub [2:44]
17. Back to Life [6:10]
18. A Funeral Fit for a Queen [4:27]
19. Big Ben and a Small Gun [4:43]
20. The Kissing Vigilantes [3:53]
21. Torn Between Two Men [5:17]
22. Similar but Different [4:20]
23. Music in the Underground [3:53]
24. Loneliness of the Crossbow Killer [5:32]
25. A Bridgehanger of an Ending [4:12]
26. And for Our Surprise Celebrity... [9:23]
27. End Credits [5:06]

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