This is really a nice little film. It is probably just the type of good film you'd see at an independent film festival, like Sundance. In other words, it is a good example of the sort of quality film American audiences usually ignore while they lament the lack of such films. It is a pity, but then again, true film buffs will always find a way to discover these film for their true value. Basically, this is a movie about a long-absent brother who returns to his sister's home, where she lives with her son, and the family drama that ensues thereafter. Nothing mind-blowing, no special effects, just good and honest acting at its finest. Laura Linney is just so incredibly good in this movie, I don't know why she didn't win the Best Actress Oscar (at least she was nominated). She really created a believable (wonderful yet flawed) character. Matthew Broderick adds a slice of sly humor as her weasly boss.
The DVD itself is nicely done, no thrills or frills but competently done. If you like such films as "Ruby in Paradise" (Ashley Judd's first starring role and by far her best performance), "Ulee's Gold" (Peter Fonda's best performance in ages), "The Straight Story" (a G-rated David Lynch film, what will he think of next, but it is a masterpiece of FAMILY entertainment), "The Horse Whisperer" (Scarlett Johansson was so good in this film as the emotionally-scarred girl that the Academy Awards really dropped the ball when she wasn't nominated!), or "The Sweet Hereafter" (Atom Etoyan's masterpiece about loss), you will enjoy this film just fine! Give it a try! Or give any of the other films a try, too, as they are all (guaranteed!) far superior to whatever latest Hollywood special effects mishmash is bombarding the movie theaters today.