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The Ticket Blu-ray Review

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“The Ticket” feels like it’s on auto-pilot.

In “The Ticket,” a blind father and husband named James wakes up to discover he can see. Obviously excited by this change, he decides to turn his life around by improving his job, life, and his family’s life. Unfortunately, his desire to get more out of life causes his personality to change thereby alienating his friends and family. Will James realize the mistakes that he is making or will he continue to selfishly live a new way?

Within the first 10 minute I couldn’t help but shake the impression of having seen this story before. Worse still, I couldn’t shake the feeling of knowing how it would unfold. Alas, all of the impressions I had turned out to be accurate and therein lies the problem. Everything about “The Ticket” is safe and familiar. It’s a cautionary story about dreams not being all they’re cracked up to be that takes no risks. It’s just flat-out boring.

One thing that is not boring, however, are the performances by the 4 central actors. They make the film watchable. Dan Stevens, who seems to be everywhere these days, continues his meteoric rise in the film business giving a strong performance as James. Malin Akerman tends to be in comedies so it’s nice to her step into a different role (especially a really engaging one like this as Sam the wife of James). Oliver Platt and Kerry Bishe also shine in significant supporting roles.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? The Shout Select Blu-ray disc boasts a credible transfer that properly showcases the specific color tone of the film.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? While not an audio intensive film, this is a solid track all-around.

Extras: * “The Ticket” trailer. * A so-so commentary by Ido Fluk and Sharon Mashihi that is sometimes too quiet. The two talk about story ideas, the score, plot, etc.

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June 23, 2017 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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