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Sweetest Thing, The
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Thomas Jane, Selma Blair, Jason Bateman & Parker Posey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Both versions (separately available R- and Unrated versions) include a 20-minute featurette on the inspiration of writer Nancy M. Pimental; a 9-minute Politically Erect behind-the-scenes featurette; storyboard comparisons; filmographies; and trailers. The unrated version includes group audio commentary with a whoopie cushion, director Roger Kumble, and actors Jason Bateman, Christina Applegate, Cameron Diaz, and Selma Blair. The R-rated version offers a different group commentary track, with Kumble, director of photography Anthony Richmond, writer Nancy Pimental, executive producers Stuart Besser (and his cell phone) and Ricky Strauss, and Cathy Konrad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 09590
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexual content and language.
(Retail Price): $27.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/20/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Roger Kumble
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Christina Walters (Diaz) may look like The Sweetest Thing, but she is a party waiting to happen. She and her pals Courtney (Applegate) and Jane (Blair) are three sexy singles who love the nightlife. When Christina unexpectedly meets Peter (Jane), she doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits satisfying imagery, with colors that are rich and vibrant. The picture is sharp and detailed, though sometimes appearing slightly smeared or undefined in wider shots. Edge enhancement is quite noticeable, and there is a considerable amount of pixelization for a

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