Wonderful World (BLU-RAY)

Wonderful World

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Running Time: 
89 Minutes
Did You Know?

Josh Goldin's first screenplay was for Sam Raimi's Darkman. His second was for the Matthew Broderick starring film Out On A Limb. This film marks his directorial debut.

Matthew Broderick, in a role usually set aside for Bill Murray, plays Ben singer, a former children‘s folk singer whose jaded. To say he’s jaded doesn’t even do him justice. Ben may quite possibly be the most negative man in the world. Divorced and living with his Senegalese roommate Ibou Ben now works as a proof reader, a job he hates, and has a disconnected relationship with his daughter. When Ibou gets sick events begin to fall into place that help Ben find the path back to happiness. Can the most negative man in the world find his way?

While I did enjoy this film I felt like the picture didn’t pop out at me like a Blu-Ray should. Not sure if because the main character was so gloomy that the director felt the world needed to be toned down as far as color went but the picture was a bit drab which threw the definition off a bit as well. The DTS-HD Master Audio was probably not so much a necessity as the film only really perked up sound wise when Ben played his guitar or during a thunderstorm. Dialogue could have done just as well with a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and it wouldn’t have made a difference. Bottom line the film could be enjoyed just as easily on DVD as it could be on Blu-Ray.

~As Soon As Fish Fall Out Of The Sky: Character and story of Wonderful World.
~Behind the scene: Working with Writer/Director Josh Goldin and Actor Matthew Broderick.
~Behind the scenes Montage + HDNet: A Look at Wonderful World

AJ Garcia
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