If you’re not a fan of adult drama, Richard Levine’s Every Day may hit a little too close for home for you. Personally, I’ve dealt with two of the above-mentioned facets (infidelity and the taking care of one’s parental figure in their final days, in case you’re wondering), so it definitely had a “been there, done that” impact upon me. And even though I’m not a big fan of the more “serious” movies that are out there, I can safely say that — between Levine’s superb writing/directing and his impressive cast’s marvelous performances — Every Day emerges as a winner in my book.
Image Entertainment brings Every Day to Blu-ray in a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 transfer that preserves the movie’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio. While heavy on the diffused side, lighting-wise (it’s not a very “bright” movie in either respect), the presentation here is quite sufficient. Detail is strong, colors are rather vibrant (even though the film’s color palette isn’t), and contrast is just as solid as it was when Levine filmed this little indie beauty of a flick with a Red One camera. The movie’s only soundtrack is an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 one. The audio is quite good for a domestic drama (read: little to no exercise for the rear speakers), but stereo enthusiasts may be disappointed.
Special Features for Every Day consist of a featurette which interviews the film’s cast and crew and a handful of Deleted Scenes (all of which are shown in Standard Def). A couple of trailers are also included with this release.
To reiterate: Every Day won’t be on everyone’s list of “Movies to Rush Right Out and See!” If you’ve ever been in any of the predicaments depicted in the film, you’ll probably feel right at home here (whether you want to or not), while the rest of you will more than likely wonder what the whole point of the film is.