Two Lovers (BLU-RAY)

Two Lovers

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Phoenix has worked with James Gray before on his 2000 film The Yards and again in 07 in We Own the Night.

Joaquin Phoenix in his final role stars opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw in this tale of a man on the verge of a manic depressive breakdown who finds solace in two women. One of them a boundless liberating muse and the other a safe choice. With mounting pressures from his family emotions run on edge. Not the final hoorah I had been expecting from Phoenix who has proven on several occasions that he has the chops to be a great actor.

I can’t say that I was to wowed by the quality of the picture. A bit grainy in some spots and the transfer looks about DVD quality. I can’t say that I saw a whole lot of definition and the film itself takes place in dark settings which does little to help utilize the vibrant quality of Blu-Ray and its ability to magnify color. The sound quality for the film is decent but I was forced to use subtitles to capture the dialogue from Phoenix who whispered his words in some scenes which turned out to be a negative because the subtitles covered up a cool looking magic trick Phoenix’s character was showing a small boy. 

Commentary with Director James Grey
Behind the Scenes
Deleted Scenes
HDNet: A Look At Two Lovers
Photo Gallery

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