wilson
A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

wilsonbluStudio: 20th Century Fox
Year: 2017
Date: June 20, 2017
Run time: 95 minutes
Rating: PG-13

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
Region: A

This is a movie you really have to give a chance. These days if you find it hard to come across a new comedy movie you actually like, this movie had me laughing at more scenes than not. If you feel these days like comedy movies have lost something, like the set up of jokes and lines that are actually smart and funny then this might be the movie for you. If you like satire, sarcastic type humor that pokes fun at today’s society and you are not too sensitive to swearing, you will enjoy it.

Clearly the oddball in his almost picturesque Minnesota community, Wilson’s world shakes and shatters upon the discovery that an old flame and frequent drug user Pippi (Laura Dern) decided to keep a child they had together, who later independently decided to put the girl up for adaption. Upon the discovery of Pippi, and some sort of hope that the once love would rekindle, Wilson takes it upon himself to find his daughter Claire (Isabella Amara) and the beautiful urban family who has taken the responsibility to raise Claire as their own. As expected, in the most distasteful and awkward way possible, Wilson, along with Pippi, make it a hobby to include themselves in Claire’s life almost forcefully.
Movie Quality: 7/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1.85:1 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. The feel of the film looks great with the appropriate lighting making this film standout.
Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. ‘Wilson’ is a dialogue-driven film that is mostly front and center channel driven. There really wasn’t anything that stood out, audio-wise especially for the surround channels. If anything, it’s all about the dialogue and the dialogue on the lossless soundtrack is crystal clear. I detected no hiss or any audio problems while watching the film.
Audio Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes [HD]
  • Who is Wilson? [HD]
  • Strip to Screen [HD]
  • The Women of Wilson [HD]
  • Gallery [HD]
  • Theatrical Trailers [HD]

Special Features: 6/10

Final Thoughts

Overall, ‘Wilson’ may probably not be your most beloved feature of 2017, nor will it be your most memorable but it had me laughing from start to finish. If you are looking for a comedy on a Sunday afternoon.
Overall Rating: 8/10