The strange tonal shifts in James L. Brooks' Spanglish are addressed obliquely by the director in his commentary track for the DVD release of the film. The fascinating aspect of the commentary is that Brooks does not seem to think there is anything wrong with the film even while he tells stories about how audiences reacted to the movies in ways he found unusual. Brooks also addresses the rumors about the problems between his lead actress and himself. The commentary offers a look at a director who is still a little too close to his film. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Additional supplemental materials include a featurette on the greatest sandwich ever (includes a recipe), footage from the casting sessions, and deleted scenes.