REVIEW: BIG STONE GAP
Adriana Trigiani, acclaimed author of "The Shoemaker's Wife" and "All the Stars in the Heavens" makes her directing and screenwriting debut with a hilarious and heartwarming portrait of the down-to-earth townsfolk of her childhood in Big Stone Gap, coming to Digital HD on January 19, 2016 and Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand on February 2, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted from Trigiani's New York Times bestseller, Big Stone Gap is "A heartfelt and earnest homespun comedy about the family ties that bind us all together" (Travis Hopson, Examiner.com). Packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features, Big Stone Gap on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an array of interviews with cast and crew plus a visit to the film's premiere at the Virginia Film Festival.
SYNOPSIS: It's 1978 and the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) leads a simple life. She lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that her best friend will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40. Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried family secret throws her quiet life spectacularly off-course.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English DTS HD Master Audio,
Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish
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Virginia Film Festival
Q&A with Cast - Q&A in theaters after the film premiere with
filmmakers and cast
Cast & Crew Interviews
- Thoughts and comments on the book and the movie
Hollywood Celebrates Big Stone Gap
- Footage from the town of Big Stone Gap, CA taken during
opening weekend. Includes townspeople, cast and crew celebrating
On Virginia - Special tribute by the
cast on shooting on location in Virginia
Festival Panel - Press interviews with cast and crew of
Big Stone Gap