A Few Words About A few words about...™ Hope Springs -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    David Frankel's Hope Springs, with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell is your typical standard issue Blu-ray disc from Columbia / Sony.

    Perfect.

    The film on the disc is very nice, possibly even a bit better.

    Roger Ebert had some interesting things to say about Mr. Jones, and the way that he plays a character very unlike anyone he's played before. Rather than discussing that, I'll send you to Mr. Ebert's site, here:

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120807/REVIEWS/120809990

    To my mind, his reviews are normally spot on. At least for me.

    It's very difficult to make a bad Blu-ray out of a film that begins as data, and goes through life as data, although there have been a few slip-ups. This isn't one of them.

    Color, densities, black levels, "grain," and shadow detail are all exemplary.

    Audio is DTS-HD MA.

    Just chalk up one more perfect Blu-ray for Sony.

    I like that.

    Recommended.

    RAH
     
  2. Andrew Budgell

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    I enjoyed this film a lot when I saw it at the theatre in the summer.
    Many thanks for your review!
     
  3. Robert Harris

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    Love the play on words title.
     
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    I don't know if I'll ever look at Tommy Lee Jones or Meryl Streep the same way ever again.
     

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