SRP $29.99 1.85:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 BUENA VISTA

Recognizing "PROZAC NATION" was not released before now, despite being made five years ago, doesn't make for a good omen. 

While Wurtzel's semi-autobiographical novel had an interesting voice, the film doesn't ever feel as captivating.  The story about a young girl suffering from extreme depression as she must also contend with Harvard, presents plenty of opportunities for high-drama, but it's not here! Worse still, in spite of lengthy narration, the viewer never feels empathic with the main character.  The supporting cast is far more involving and they vanish far too fast.   There have been plenty of films dealing with this subject matter that have been better, eg. "GIRL INTERRUPTED", for one, and even that was extremely overrated.  So, unless a giant Christina Ricci fan, there's nothing to really recommend here. 

BUENA VISTA has preserved the film's 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement.  Colors are generally stable though restrained, and the image is generally solid. However, the image veers a little towards the "soft" side.

BUENA VISTA has presented a DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 mix. Surrounds are virtually non-existent. However, being that this is a dialogue-driven film negates the necessity of an aggressive mix. More unfortunate, however, the dialogue just isn't that interesting. The dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.

The best thing about the release is BUENA VISTA's inclusion of "ANATOMY OF A SCENE" from the SUNDANCE CHANNEL.