A commercial failure in the cinema, this is a simple love story of how two married people meet in a bookshop by accident and begin an affair which has profound implications for their respective marriages. Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, two of the most charismatic actors in the business carry the story to a satisfactory conclusion, unlike Brief Encounter. Certainly watchable for those who like this sort of thing, making sure you keep a box of kleenex handy. Picture and sound are both very good for a DVD. Shame it lacks extras such as a trailer and maybe actor interviews. Nevertheless, if you have seen this movie on telly, a good buy.