David Oyelowo And Dianne Wiest Face Off With One Another In The Emotionally Resonant Drama “Five Nights In Maine,” Now Available On DVD And Blu-Ray

November 23, 2016 — The Special Director’s Edition of 
Five Nights in Maine, Maris Curran’s knockout feature directorial debut, is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

The cast is a director’s dream:  David Oyelowo (Selma) plays Sherwin, a new widower, whose grief propels him to make the acquaintance of his mother-in-law, Lucinda (2-time Academy Award®-winner Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her SistersThe Bird Cage).

The past estrangement of Lucinda and her daughter, Sherwin’s wife, means that Sherwin had never met this imperious, angry and cancer-stricken woman. Lucinda is facing pain on all levels: terminally ill, she never expected to outlive her daughter. 

The two have lost the tenuous tie that bound them together; neither one is sure that their shared grief is enough to connect them in any real way.

Rosie Perez (Do the Right Thing) gives a subtly impressive performance as the nurse who takes care of the difficult Lucinda; Teyonah Parris brings emotional depth to her role as Sherwin’s sister, who forces him to stop wallowing in his grief.

Speaking of the leads, David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest, TrustMovies says, “The acting here could hardly be bettered. … [Dianne Wiest]  pulls from her arsenal of anger, pain and loss rather than from the humorous, scattered, flibbertigibbet array she sometimes uses. Either way, she gets the job done beautifully. …What a fine actor is David Oyelowo! . …. The actor gets another chance to shine in the new mini-movie, FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE”

Brian Orndorf  gives “Five Nights In Maine” 9 Out Of 10 Stars, Calling It “…An Exceptionally Acted, Smartly Scripted Drama That Packs A Wallop.”

Blu-ray.com: “Five Nights in Maine” is reserved for viewers who can appreciate the fine art of the gut-wrenching drama. It’s tough stuff, masterminded by writer/director Maris Curran, who takes a messy look at the stages of grief and troubled communication, giving actor David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest plenty of space to figure out how to play charged reactions. It’s an interestingly spare effort trying to find a spot in today’s flashy movie marketplace, demanding patience from the audience as it gradually reaches a mournful purging, but Curran does stick the landing, rewarding those curious enough to study broken people in exploratory mode with an exceptionally acted, smarty scripted drama that packs a wallop.”

The Special Director’s Edition includes these features: an exclusive interview with director Maris Curran, actors David Oyelowo and Rosie Perez, NYFCS Q&A with director Maris Curran, actors David Oyelowo and Rosie Perez.

Order The Special Director’s Edition of Five Nights in Maine on DVD or Blu-ray here, or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video.
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