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How To Deal
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Mandy Moore, Allison Janney, Trent Ford, Alexandra Holden, Dylan Baker, Nina Foch, Mackenzie Astin, Connie Ray & Peter Gallagher

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Platinum Series edition includes audio commentary with Mandy Moore, Alexandra Holden, and director Clare Kilner; featurette profiles on Moore, Trent Ford, and Kilner; a 29-minute featurette discussing How To Deal With Young Adult Literature; four deleted or alternate scenes; DVD-ROM content; and music videos for Skye Sweetnam

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N6757
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/09/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Clare Kilner
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Things happen and you just have to learn "How To Deal" with them. Halley

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is quite lovely, with a perfectly saturated color palette. Hues are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with no signs of smearing. Distractions are minimal, though edge enhancement and pixelization are present and will be noticed by discriminating viewers. Overall, this is a very nicely rendered DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

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