A couple of Oscar contenders head up the home entertainment line-up this week, including the deliciously wicked Gone Girl (above) and heartfelt gay romance Love Is Strange. Let’s add a German lesbian film, Two Mothers, for good measure, shall we?
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($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; 20th Century Fox)
David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s twisty bestseller is deliciously entertaining with Ben Affleck as a guy under suspicion for mudering wife Rosamund Pike. Lots of fantastic supporting turns, including Neil Patrick Harris as a Norman Bates-y stalker ex and Missi Pyle as a Nancy Grace-esque TV personality, contribute to the fun. Extras include a commentary.
($34.99 Blu-ray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina will move you to laughter and tears in director Ira Sachs’ latest feature, about a longtime gay Manhattan couple forced to live apart when their finances collapse. Hopefully it will receive a couple of Oscar nods — it’s certainly received a lot of awards buzz since its Sundance premiere last January. Extras include a making-of, L.A. Film Festival Q&A session and commentary.
A married lesbian couple in Germany, Katja and Isabella, discover that the road to having a child together is a bumpier one than expected: the fertility clinic route doesn’t work out due to legal inequities when it comes to gay couples despite their legal bond, and the process of finding a do-it-at-home donor isn’t so easy. Will the cost of this pursuit include their relationship?
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