The Loneliest Boy in the World appears in an aspect ratio of 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a generally good but slightly inconsistent image.
The main concerns came from sharpness, as the movie could veer a little soft at times. While most of the film appeared well-defined, occasional fuzzy moments arrived, and those created odd distractions.
No issues with jagged edges or moiré effects materialized, and I saw no edge haloes. Print flaws failed to create concerns.
Colors varied. Oliver’s home opted for heavy pink, and other interiors went with orange, while exteriors usually veered toward a more natural – albeit chilly – vibe. The hues could seem overly strong at times, but they usually worked as desired.
Blacks felt deep and dense, while shadows were fairly smooth, though they could seem slightly thick at times. Though much of the movie looked fine, the erratic parts made it a “B-“.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it tended toward the low-key side of the street. Much of the film stayed with character material and/or comedy, and these scenes lacked a lot of involvement.
Occasional scenes opened up the mix, such as aspects of a plane crash or other accidents. Nonetheless, most of the soundscape stayed subdued.
Audio quality worked fine, with speech that felt natural and concise. Music seemed vivid and full.
Effects displayed good accuracy, and those elements demonstrated nice range. Expect an appealing but not great soundtrack.
A Behind the Scenes featurette runs five minutes, seven seconds. It involves actors Max Harwood, Hero Fiennes, Zenobia Williams, Tallulah Haddon, Alex Murphy, Ben Miller and Susan Wokoma.
The actors discuss what led they to their roles and their co-stars. No real substance emerges here.
The disc opens with ads for Alienoid, Unwelcome and The Witch Part 2: The Other One. We also find the trailer for World.
Essentially a riff on the Tim Burton style of comedic horror, The Loneliest Boy in the World fails to go much of anywhere. More a collection of wacky concepts than a coherent story, it never turns into anything engaging. The Blu-ray offers generally positive picture and audio but it lacks notable bonus materials. Despite some promising moments, the end result fizzles.