Finally after 3-years of waiting ‘An Invisible Sign‘ staring Jessica Alba, Bailee Madison and J.K. Simmons is available on Region 1 DVD & Blue-Ray yesterday (Released November 1st). I bought my copy for $11.99 on Amazon yesterday, and I shall post a review + screencaptures ones i receive it. Below is a summary of the content of the DVD via Houston Press.
The Set-up: Jessica Alba is Mona, a 20-year-old math whiz who’s somewhat adrift. Her father’s been mentally ill for years and Mona’s way of coping with that has been making deals with the universe. She’ll give up her favorite things and in exchange the universe will give her back her healthy, happy dad. The only thing Mona hasn’t given up is math. When her mother (played beautifully by Sonia Braga) forces her to leave home, Mona gets a job teaching math at an elementary school where she meets a handsome co-worker (Chris Messina).
The Execution: Alba, usually the sexy, sultry beauty plays the geeky, shy Mona to perfection. In baggy, unfashionable clothes, wearing bangs that badly need trimming, she’s still a magnet on screen. Alba doesn’t take a single misstep on her journey from socially clueless outcast to blossoming, creative young woman.
The Verdict: Alba is charming as the awkward Mona. With a less-is-more attitude in her approach to the character, Alba brings Mona to life slowly, carefully and wonderfully. This is a small, quiet movie that holds its own.
The Extras: None.