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“Life Happens (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Jim Milton

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Synopsis

Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson star in this sharp and witty comedy about single living, friendship and the joys of life's curveballs. When a one-night-stand results in an unexpected pregnancy, things take a sudden turn for Kim (Ritter) and her roommates, Deena (Bosworth) and Laura (Bilson). Jumping back into the dating scene, Kim copes with single motherhood amid fears that toting a tot will be a dating buzz-kill.

Specifications

  • Universal Studios
  • 2012, Color, Rated R, 1Hr 41 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Starring: Geoff Stults, Justin Kirk, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Ritter, Rachel Bilson
Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Implied
  • Language: Yes

Commentary

Who knew that being responsible for your poor choices could be such a drag? Usually, this type of movie depicts an immature guy fathering a child and learning to grow up after a few dozen hilarious situations arise. This film follows the same formula, only it is the girl that has to learn unprotected, casual sex can really change your outlook on life. Her friend Deena is really a self centered jerk of a friend (she has one blue eye and one brown eye…weird!). No new ground broken here and the storyline is only mildly entertaining. Frankly, it could have covered more ground in less time, but hey, life happens.

Technical

The picture is average, by which I mean it doesn’t jump out as being stunning. Some scenes are a bit soft, though flesh tones are good and the contrasts are fine. I saw no artifacts, but fine details were just not there. The sound was good with the soundtrack (Ridin’ Dirty) had plenty of detail and punch. Dialog drives this film and it is always intelligible. Surrounds were used judiciously.

Extras

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