Home Again appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1,85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a satisfactory presentation.
Overall sharpness seemed solid. A couple of wide shots looked a smidgen soft, but those were the exception to the rule, as the majority of the flick was accurate and detailed.
No issues with jagged edges or shimmering occurred, and I noticed no edge haloes. Source flaws were absent, as the movie looked consistently clean.
Like most films of this sort, Home Again gave us an amber-tinted palette. Some teal appeared as well, but the golden feel dominated. Within those parameters, the hues were positive.
Blacks seemed deep and dark, while shadows showed good smoothness and clarity. I felt happy with the transfer.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Home Again, it lacked a ton of ambition. The soundfield focused on music and ambience, though it opened up on occasion, mainly in terms of bar or restaurant atmosphere. Nothing especially memorable occurred, though.
Audio quality was fine. Speech seemed natural and concise, without edginess or other issues. Music offered good clarity and range, and effects worked well enough. They didn’t have much to do, but they appeared reasonably accurate. All of this ended up as a perfectly satisfactory soundtrack for this sort of movie.
In terms of extras, we get an audio commentary from writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and producer Nancy Meyers. Both sit together for this running, screen-specific look at story and characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, production design, influences and music.
We get a perfectly adequate commentary here. Meyers-Shyer and Meyers cover the appropriate aspects of the production and do so in a reasonably efficient manner.
However, the track never becomes better than average, as it lacks a lot of depth. We learn the basics and that’s about it.
The disc opens with ads for I Do… Until I Don’t, Brad’s Status and Mothers’s Day. No trailer for Home appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Home Again. It also includes the audio commentary.
Nancy Meyers made her career with trite romantic comedies about privileged people, and her daughter Hallie decided to emulate her mom. Home Again presents a bland, cliché experience with nothing to charm or entertain. The Blu-ray offers very good picture along with adequate supplements and a decent audio commentary. Even with some talented actors involved, Home Again flops.