Blu-ray, DVD Release: Adore

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

AdoreRobin Wright (TV’s House of Cards) and Naomi Watts (J. Edgar) stretch the boundaries of friendship in drama movie Adore.

Based on the novel by Doris Lessing, the film tells the tale of childhood friends Lil (Watts) and Roz (Wright), who grow up to be neighbors in an Australian seaside town. Their ideas of love, family, morality and passion are tested, however, when the women fall for each other’s sons.

Xavier Samuel (Anonymous), James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) also star in the movie. It’s is the first English-language film directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel), with a screenplay written by Academy Award-winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons).

Adore screened in only a handful of theaters in the U.S. and wasn’t loved by critics or moviegoers, getting 33% and 47% approval, respectively, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Critics called it soapy.

Neither the Blu-ray nor DVD have special features, except that the high-definition version has a downloadable digital copy of the film.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.