While this may not be the most exciting flick, it certainly has its moments, and is at the very least engaging. The characters are unique and have plenty of quirks to keep them interesting. Despite this, the movie does seem to drag on for a bit too long, and has a ho-hum ending that fails at surprising. The movie also borders on being cliché (a lot actually), but since it’s so well done, it’s not really worth complaining about. I especially enjoyed the setting, which cleverly exploited the New Orleans surroundings whenever possible. For a first time director, Gabel sure showed promise, both in little details and overall emotional draw. Now then, on a final note, I’d like to say that if you don’t like either Travolta or Johansson, then chances are you won’t enjoy this movie either, because they practically ARE the film. I personally found them both to be wonderful and greatly appealing... and of course I’m referring to Johansson’s voluptuous breasts, which she willingly flaunts (thanks hun!).
Audio Commentary (with Director and Cinematography): A deeply engaging and strong commentary. The visuals in the film play an intricate part alongside the main story, so it’s a good duo. Lots of details are discussed, and the result is enjoyable.
Deleted/Extended Scenes (10:13): There are 9 of them. Simple but satisfying scenes that don’t bring much to the film, but are nice to be able to check out. I especially enjoyed the one in the car with Johansson being “naughty”.
Behind the Scenes (28:10): Your standard, uninteresting “making-of” that consists of too many interviews and an overuse of film clips to take up time. Skip it.
We also get a bunch of Previews, and included in those is the film’s Trailer.