May 102018
 

Please Stand By is a heart-warming and important movie that, from my reading anyway, realistically presents a person with autism rather realistically and respectfully, and Dakota Fanning’s performance was tremendous.

 

 

Please Stand By
(2018)

Genre(s): Drama
Magnolia | PG13 – 93 min. – $17.99 | May 1, 2018

Date Published: 05/10/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Writer(s): Michael Golamco (play); Michael Golamco (screenplay)
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 21.2 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Magnolia Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


The world is a confusing place for Wendy (DAKOTA FANNING), a fiercely independent and brilliant young woman with autism. Wendy longs to leave her group home and return to life with her sister’s family and new baby. She is sure that in order to reunite with her family all she needs to do is convince them of her newfound competence and abilities. As a lover of all things Star Trek, Wendy writes in her free time; so when she hears about a Star Trek screenplay competition, she seizes the opportunity to submit her 500 page script and prove her worth. The only problem: if she doesn’t hand it in person she will miss the deadline. Wendy sneaks out of her group home and travels the hundreds of miles outside her protected boundaries and refuses to let anything stop her from achieving her goals.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


Not a whole lot, but some Deleted Scenes (3:56; HD), a Making of Please Stand By (6:27; HD) behind-the-scenes featurette and the Theatrical Trailer (2:31; HD). And for whatever reason, Magnolia is the last vestige of studios still including a BD-Live link.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Magnolia Home Entertainment releases Please Stand By presented with a good looking and sharp 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Colors are generally bright and skin tones have a natural appearance to them.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is pretty basic but serviceable given a good portion of the movie is mostly dialogue with some ambient noises especially when Wendy hits the road where we hear the low hum of a bus or the sounds of the city once arriving in Hollywood. Nothing spectacular but certainly good enough.

 


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Please Stand By is a heart-warming and important movie that, from my reading anyway, realistically presents a person with autism rather realistically and respectfully, and Dakota Fanning’s performance was tremendous. The Blu-ray release offers up good video and audio transfers while the features were limited.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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