Wah-Wah R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 21, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.0 - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English - Optional

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 68


User Ratings: 19,335
Richard E. Grant examines the pungent details of his own childhood in Swaziland, vividly recreating a community steeped in boredom, booze and casual adultery.
New York Times
May 12, 2006
Grant has crafted a handsome period piece that never betrays his first-timer status. Full Review
Film Journal International
Feb 22, 2007
Rating: 3/4 -- Deftly balancing the end of British colonialism in Africa against a family's painful disintegration, Wah-Wah marks the impressive directing debut of Richard E. Grant. Full Review
Toronto Star
Jun 2, 2006
Rating: 2/4 -- Watching it is like trying to assemble a puzzle that's missing pieces: You can see the outline of a story, and some shapes fit neatly together, but there are undeniable holes. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jun 15, 2006
Rating: 2.5/5 -- After watching his directorial debut, Wah-Wah, I'd like [Richard] Grant to stay in front of the camera. Full Review
Sep 18, 2007
Rating: 2.5/5 -- While this is clearly a very personal film for Grant, and he seems to want to tackle some serious issues, his vision is too clouded by nostalgia to be truly compelling. Full Review
Las Vegas Weekly
Jul 6, 2006
Gabriel Byrne gives a great performance as Ralph's troubled father, Harry, and Miranda Richardson and Emily Watson are enjoyable as Harry's wife and American lover. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 1, 2006

Product Description:

Actor Richard E. Grant makes his directorial debut with this beguiling, semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy set in Swaziland at the end of British colonialism. Gabriel Byrne plays a member of the reigning British government, a cabal of hard-drinking, sexually duplicitous upper-crust types living in the thick heat of the African desert. Miranda Richardson plays Harry's wife, who runs off with another man. It's all seen through they eyes of the son who then comes home from boarding school to learn that his dad has married a feisty American (Emma Watson) and has developed a full-blown drinking problem. Meanwhile the British government is preparing to grant the country its independence, and the club mounts a production of CAMELOT to celebrate the arrival of Princess Margaret. Grant captures the anxiety-fueled perspective of a child forced to witness debauched adult behavior and the African backdrop is vividly etched (it's filmed entirely in Swaziland). As one might expect in a movie directed by a respected British actor, the cast is peerless: Byrne delivers a highly complex performance, veering from harrowing scenes of alcoholic violence to stiff-upper-lipped affectation; Watson breathes a wealth of dimension into a role that might have been a caricature of American crassness; Zachary Fox plays the pre-boarding school version of Ralph; and Nicholas Hoult plays Ralph's older incarnation.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: May 12, 2006
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 86,506
  • UPC: 043396166028
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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