After last Tuesday's DVD dry spell, this week's offerings are very exciting. All of these new DVDs have been getting plenty of buzz. Here are three worth updating those Netflix queues for!
This adaptation of the memoir by Augusten Burroughs is tender, funny, and heartbreaking. Joseph Cross is endearing as Augusten, struggling to grow up in an unstable home environment with an emotionally unsteady mother, brilliantly played by Annette Benning. Augusten's life takes a turn for the bizarre when his mother brings him to live with her eccentric psychiatrist and his family. Evan Rachel Wood plays the doctor's daughter, who soon becomes Augusten's partner in dysfunction as the two find themselves growing up quickly.
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