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Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review

Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« on: November 18, 2020, 08:57:37 PM »


Studio: Lionsgate
Release Date: November 17, 2019
Rating: PG-13
Film: 5/5

Plot
Adam (Charlie Plummer) is a witty, introspective teen pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. When Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness, he lives in fear of being exposed %u2014 until he meets Maya (Taylor Russell), an outspoken and fiercely intelligent girl who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.

My Thoughts
My daughter recommended this movie to me and I%u2019m glad she did. Wow, what an experience! Mental illness is generally not a laughing matter, but this film takes a heavy subject and makes it relatable to everyone with a mixture of drama, humor, and love. It%u2019s based on the debut novel by Julia Walton and fallows the trials and tribulations of Adam, a senior in high school just trying to graduate so he can pursue his dream of being a chef. If you have kids of your own, you will definitely relate to his Mom%u2019s struggle with his illness and her willingness to do anything to make her baby well again.

The presentation is excellent all around and the audio track uses ample discrete effects to place you in Adam%u2019s mind. The video encode is what you%u2019d expect from a mainstream Blu-ray today, so no complaints from me in that department.

Video 4.5/5

Audio 4.5/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

Special Features (Housed on Blu-ray):

  • Words on Bathroom Walls Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Blu-ray + Digital





Conclusion
There haven%u2019t been a lot of feature films released this year due to Covid-19, but this is by far my favorite of the year. It%u2019s witty, fun, sad, and inspiring and it%u2019s definitely something I%u2019ll watch many times in the ensuing years. The performances are great all around and the chemistry between Plummer and Russell is genuine and believable. Highly recommended.


Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 88%u201D 16x9 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed ChannelsATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
 System Controller: URC MX-980M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 SVS SB-3000 SubwooferJL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (configured as tandem mid bass modules)Mini DSP controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 07:27:36 AM by David Vaughn »
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 12:33:44 PM »
Thanks Dave. Will check this one out. Starving for some good movies.

Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 01:24:53 PM »
Greetings,

Yep, this one is just so good. Five stars from me.. ;)


Regards,

Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 03:42:08 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation - just ordered it.

Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 07:27:19 AM »
Greetings,

Yep, this one is just so good. Five stars from me.. ;)


Regards,
Ralph,

I was on the border with 4.5 or 5 stars...I think you've convinced me to up the score. The more I think about the film, the more I realize it's impact on me. Thanks for chiming in and pushing me in the right direction :)
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

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Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 09:15:56 AM »
looks like a blind buy based on both your praise!  thank you!
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Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 07:46:42 PM »
Spot on! Just finished. Great movie

Def choked up a bit so we can cross post this :)

Thanks for the reco!
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Nad t758v3 
7.4.4 diysoundgroup 1099's (3) 
Volt 6 (8 ) 
18" SI subs (4) 
diy 130" 2.40 spandex screen
minidsp 2x4HD
JVC rs600
Lumagen radiance pro 4242
Nvidia shield pro
Emby NAS media player

Re: Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 08:38:19 PM »
Spot on! Just finished. Great movie

Def choked up a bit so we can cross post this :)

Thanks for the reco!
Glad you enjoyed it. 
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