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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Sweet Home Alabama
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 70 (Mar 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Jean Smart, Ethan Embry, Melanie Lynskey & Candice Bergen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary with director Andy Tennant, eight deleted scenes

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 29126
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Language/sexual references
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(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): 02/04/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Andy Tennant
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When wealthy socialite Andrew Hennings (Dempsey) pops the big question to New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Witherspoon), she is overjoyed and overwhelmed at the same time. With some unfinished business to take care of before walking down the aisle, Melanie heads back to Sweet Home Alabama to try and convince her high school sweetheart/estranged husband, Jake (Lucas), to sign the divorce papers. But the longer she spends in Pigeon Creek, the more the sparks fly between them in this showy, mainstream romantic comedy. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a warm picture with richly balanced hues, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, though there are scenes that have a soft focus. Overall, the picture has an easy-on-the-eyes appearance. There is some minor edge enhancement and pixelization noticed, which can distract from the otherwise pleasing picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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