Every Day Blu-ray Review
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Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and “A” to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Run time: 97 minutes
Audio: DTS HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
Rhiannon finds her boyfriend Justin unusually attentive. They skip out on school for a day off. The next day, he has lost the memory of what happened. She is befriended by new student Amy. The day after that, she meets Nathan at a party and Justin is jealous. The next day, she goes to meet with Nathan only to be told by a girl that she was Nathan the day before and Amy the day before that and Justin before then. His name is A and his consciousness transfers from one body to the next every 24 hours.
The premise is a little different. This is a sci-fi young adult high school melodrama. It’s got a good hook. Angourie Rice is a cute and compelling lead. While the premise is interesting, the story lacks intensity. The drama isn’t high enough. It needs a real villain and Justin is never that. Whether manufactured or naturalistic, this movie needs some more drama. I don’t know anything about the source material. I imagine some internal discussions about relationships which are harder to translate into film. This one does that about as well as it can be expected.
Movie Quality: 8/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. The print looks very good throughout without any apparent issues. Colors are vibrant and carry pop which brings out the fine details. The detailed scenes stand out very well. Blacks are deep. I found the print to be crystal clear with no artifacts or print damage. There is a nice mixture of outside and inside scenes with ‘Every Day’, but the outside scenes use of natural lighting really shows off the print.
Print Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA l0ssless 5.1 mix. With many dramas, they never truly take advantage of the soundfield. The same can be said in some instances with ‘Every Day’ considering that it is more of a front heavy experience. When the soundtrack comes into play, especially during the party scenes, it really fills up the soundfield. Dialogue is clear and crisp through the center channel.
Print Quality: 9/10
- Commentary with Director Michael Sucsy
- Deleted Scenes [HD]
- The Cast explorers challenges of having multiple actors play a single character [HD]
Special Features: 4/10
I like how the story tried to cover the many different aspects of people that “A” gets to invade and along the way touch on the various real life issues, the outcasts at school, the high expectations of parents on their children, etc.
Overall Rating: 8/10