A little light in the way of supplements but they’re generally all worth going through.
First is a “music” video for ”You Don’t Know (Nat’s Song)” which is the song Rashida Jones performs in the film. Yet again it’s performed by Rashida but it unfortunately sounds to be the same recording used in the film edited over clips from the film (including Rashida’s performance of it.) If you watched it in the film it’s not necessarily required to view/listen to again here.
Next are 3 and a half minutes worth of deleted scenes, divided into 3 chapters. I wont’ get in to too much detail as that would ruin a few things in the film but they’re worth viewing. Having said that, though, I can see why they were cut. The first one is actually cute (thanks entirely to Rashida) but would have unnecessarily padded a scene, while the second didn’t really fit stylistically and the editing just dragged it out. The third could have stayed but was a little obvious. Worth watching but they’re not really missed from the film.
Collection of Outtakes presents 3 individual sections. The first is less than 5-minutes worth of outtakes involving the cast and crew, and surprisingly they’re actually fairly funny, involving problems with ants on the set, a staring contest, a dog seeming to enjoy the act of licking fingers a little too much, and other general antics. The second bit, running less than 2-minutes, compares a practice Steadicam shot using members of the crew (whose names are shown on screen as they appear) with the finished product in a split screen presentation with the two sequences playing over top of one another. The final 33-second bit is the final shot that was filmed, with the crew all pouring in in celebration. None of it really adds anything but they’re actually amusing and somewhat interesting to go through.
Finally the entire 92-page screenplay is included here as a PDF file on the DVD. You can access it by popping the disc in your DVD-ROM drive on your computer and navigating to the “SCREENPLAY” folder located at the root of the disc.
Amy Taubin also provides a short essay found in the liner of the cardboard packaging. Also found here is an excerpt interview from an upcoming book called You Can Be Right Or You Can Be Married by Shapiro, which features a collection of interviews about (what I’m guessing based on the excerpt and the themes of the film) relationships and/or marriages that just ultimately didn’t work out. These two portions actually offer the most insightful extras in the release.
In general the features are fluff but they’re mostly interesting at least, with Rashida Jones’ (who I don’t think is capable of being not-adorable no matter how hard she might try) minor contributions the highlights (shame there’s no commentary or interview involving her.) 3/10