's cinematic adaptation of Maeve Binchy's Circle of Friends
comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround, and a Dolby Digital Mono Spanish soundtrack is also available. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include complete cast bios and the original theatrical trailer. This disc does a fine job capturing the film on home video, but considering the inexpensive list price, that is the best that can be expected. The winning performances by the young cast members shine just as brightly on the small screen as they did in theaters.