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DISC SPOTLIGHT: "Chances Are"

“Chances Are”

25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (PG)

Movie: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars

Disc: 2 1/2 out of 4 stars

Imagine a fluffier, non-sports related take on “Heaven Can Wait” and you’ll get “Chances Are.” After a man dies suddenly he is reincarnated on Earth as Alex (Robert Downey Jr.). Now 23 years old, Alex (knowing nothing of his previous self) starts experiencing déjà vu/flashbacks after meeting his kinda-sorta daughter (Mary Stuart Masterson), his not-quite widow (Cybill Shepherd) and the dead man’s best friend (Ryan O’Neal). As things get clearer Alex finds himself in a set of impossible situations for which there are no easy answers. This is Downey at his most natural and charming, minus the snarky sarcasm that would later become his trademark.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1/1080p), audio: English (DTS HD-MA 2.0), subtitles: English.

No special features

Image Entertainment, $17.97