Go Review

What we have with Go is probably the most original film to come out of the US in a long long time - I'd go as far as to say it's the most original US film this decade! It's not only original in terms of it's plot, it's also original in terms of execution.

Sarah Polley plays Ronna, a checkout girl at a small supermarket who lands herself her first small-time drug deal - 20 tablets of ecstasy, Claire - played by the cutest actress in America at the moment, Katie Holmes - is her friend who does her best to help out. Simon, played by Desmond Askew, is Ronna's usual source, but he's away with his friends on a eventful visit to Las Vegas. Zack and Adam (Jay Mohr and Scott Wolf) are two soap-opera stars caught in possesion of drugs, and their only way out of trouble is to turn in their supplier.

The film is split into three distinct sections - each starting with Ronna taking Simon's shift at the supermarket and each following the different characters through to the conclusion. Other than the start, each story line is unique whilst it still manages to intertwine with the other stories. It's a confusing thing to explain, but when you watch it you'll understand..

The disc

As always with discs from Columbia, this is up there with the best. Both fullscreen and Anamorphic widescreen versions are on the disc - both on the same side, there's a raft of deleted scenes, three music videos, a directors and editors commentary and the obligatory theatrical trailer. It's a pretty impressive package!

The soundtrack is one of the best I've ever heard with loads of great music. The DD sountrack is used to good effect, although don't expect to much bass from the non music scenes! To say the least, it's very impressive!

Picture wise, things aren't quite as hot. The Anamorphic enhancement is welcome, but most of the scenes suffer from grain. I assume this is how the director intended, but as I haven't seen the film on the big screen myself I can't confirm this. If it is intentional then this is a damn good transfer - intentional grain can cause many problems for the MPEG encoders! Once again I'm impressed!

Summing up

I think it's pretty obvious that I like this disc! The film is one of the best I've seen for quite some time - it's exciting, funny and above all entertaining. This is a fine example of the art of film making!

As a disc, it's one of the best! Great sound, great extras and a good picture. I really can't fault this disc.

Film
8 out of 10
Video
8 out of 10
Audio
8 out of 10
Extras
8 out of 10
Overall

8

out of 10

Last updated: 19/04/2018 20:22:25

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