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GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE ($25) is a lot like a slice of THE BIG CHILL, or maybe a piece of THE RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN. Still, GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE is a somewhat amusing and modestly entertaining little independent film, which picked up a few festival awards, but ultimately, treads on rather familiar territory. GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE tells the story of a group of four thirty-something year old male friends, who get together, along with their wives and girlfriends, for an annual getaway at a mountain cabin. Over the course of the weekend old animosities bubble to the surface, relationship-damaging secrets are revealed, and there is a bit of sex to relieve the tension. GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE features a reasonably solid, and occasionally attractive ensemble cast that includes Greg Wrangler, Penelope Crabtree, Mark Porro, Katy Kurtzman, Jerome Courshon, Andrea Leithe, Steve Rifkin, Maria McCann and Phil Palisoul.

Lightyear Entertainment has made GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE available on DVD in a 1.78:1 wide screen presentation that features the anamorphic enhancement for 16:9 displays. The transfer is pretty darn good, but by the looks of the film stock used to shoot GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE, there is no denying that is a modestly budgeted independent movie. In general, the image appears fairly crisp and nicely defined. Colors are pretty solid and produced natural looking flesh tones. Film grain is occasionally noticeable and there are infrequent blemishes on the element used for the transfer. There is a Dolby Digital 5.1 channel soundtrack, which sounds pleasant enough and comes to life whenever some incidental music pops up. Dialogue is always completely understandable and crisp. Full motion video and sound enhance the interactive menus, which provide access to the standard scene selection and set up features, as well as some deleted scenes, interviews with members of the production team, a brief look behind the scene and a trailer.

GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE is a reasonably entertaining independent that looks and sounds good on DVD. If movies in the vein of THE BIG CHILL and THE RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN are your thing, you may want to check out GOD, SEX & APPLE PIE on DVD.


God, Sex & Apple Pie


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THE CINEMA LASER is written, edited and published by Derek M. Germano.



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