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Blu-ray Release: Third Person

December 2, 2014

Third Person Blu-ray

After premiering at TIFF back in 2013, D Films is releasing Third Person on Blu-ray today.  Written and directed by Paul Haggis, following a similar structure to his superior Oscar-winner Crash, the film weaves together the stories of a novelist (Liam Neeson) and his mistress (Olivia Wilde), a man (Adrien Brody) helping a mysterious stranger (Moran Atias), and an unstable mother (Mila Kunis) trying to regain custody of her son.

With a screenplay that is purposefully vague on details and character development, leading up to a preposterous final reveal, Third Person is a sprawling and often self indulgent melodrama that never really takes off, despite the presence of a talented ensemble cast.  Although the big name actors could easily attract a curious audience at home, the film unfortunately feels like a disappointing missed opportunity.

The Blu-ray includes a commentary track with Paul Haggis and others, a Q&A with the writer-director, and a featurette.

Third Person is 136 minutes and rated 14A.

-John Corrado

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