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Lovely & Amazing
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 68 (Jan 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, Raven Goodwin, Aunjanue Ellis, Clark Gregg, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Le Gros, Michael Nouri & Dermot Mulroney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes four interview segments.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lions Gate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): VM8152D
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and nudity
(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(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): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nicole Holofcener
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The lives of four "Lovely & Amazing" women are documented here. As Jane Marks (Blethyn) undergoes what is to be an outpatient liposuction procedure, she leaves her young adopted daughter, Annie (Goodwin) with her eldest: the cynical Michelle (Keener). Not that Michelle doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is a digital-to-digital transfer with an easy-on-the-eyes appearance. The HD-originated images are nicely detailed, but also have a slightly soft quality. Colors are well balanced with natural fleshtones, warm hues, and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation appear to be quite satisfying. There is little pixelization and only minor edge enhancement noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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