As of Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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The Complete First Season DVD
Movie: 4 out of 4 stars
Disc: 2 and 1/2 out of 4 stars
More of an extended feature film than episodic TV show, “Family Tree” is the latest creation of Christopher Guest, a former writer for the National Lampoon and the guy behind “Waiting for Guffman” and “Best in Show.” Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) takes the lead as a non-descript British man who finds a box of documents left behind by his late aunt and attempts — with great difficulty — to piece together his familys’ ancestral origins. Dry as a bone and loaded with droll sarcasm, “Family Tree” is a high-end, thinking persons’ sit-com.
Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (16x9), audio: English and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby 2.0) subtitles: English, French, Latin and Spanish.
• Bonus scenes
• Music from the show
• Keith’s favorite 1970s sitcoms