DVD: Isn’t She Great (Blu-ray)
Details: 2000, Kino Lorber
Rated: R, language
The lowdown: Bette Midler stars in the over-the-top comedy based on the life of author Jacqueline Susann, author of such trashy novels as “Valley of the Dolls.” Along with her husband, Irving Mansfield (Nathan Lane), they hit the road to build publicity for her novel through independent and mom-and-pop book shops. Her book is a success propelling her into international celebrity, despite her books, which included “The Love Machine” and “Once Is Not Enough,” being trashed by critics, but being embraced by the public.
Critics: “Isn’t She Great” is pedestrian, with most critics panning Midler and Lane’s very broad performancesl, It is a film only the most devout fans of either performer will be able to tolerate.
Technical aspects: 1080p high definition, 1.85:1 widescreen picture; English DTS-HD Master Audio; English subtitles.
Don’t miss: The main extra is a commentary track.