The Gingerbread Man
Successful Georgia attorney Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh) becomes absolutely obsessed with his sultry new client, caterer Mallory Doss (Embeth Davidtz), in this atmospheric thriller penned by John Grisham and directed by Robert Altman. When Magruder attempts to protect Doss from her religious fanatic father (Robert Duvall), the barrister soon finds his career and his children under threat. Robert Downey Jr. and Daryl Hannah co-star.
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- Robert Altman
- This movie is
RSome sexuality, violence and language
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
The Gingerbread Man DVD is a pleasant surprise. The DVD features an excellent picture and an atmospheric 5.1 soundtrack that really highlights Mark Isham's excellent score.
As far as special features, the DVD offers a commentary track by Robert Altman, cast bios and the film's trailer. Altman's commentary borders on the routine (it's hard to top The Player), but even a routine Altman commentary is interesting.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it