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Something's Gotta Give
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau & Paul Michael Glaser

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one with writer/director Nancy Meyers, actress Diane Keaton, and producer Bruce A. Block; and the other by Meyers with Jack Nicholson. There is also a set tour of the Hamptons house with Amanda Peet, a deleted scene, and filmographies. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01302
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, brief nudity and strong language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(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): 03/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nancy Meyers
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Priding himself on his reputation with younger women, Harry Sanborn (Nicholson) joins his girlfriend Marin (Peet) at her mother

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a warm, glowing appearance that enhances the relaxing setting in the Hamptons. Colors are beautifully saturated, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. While nicely detailed, much of the picture has a stylized soft, hazy appearance that causes glowing lamps, window light, and candle flames. Contrast and shadow delineation are also nicely rendered. Overall, the picture has a soft, easy-on-the-eyes appearance that is quite appealing. Finicky viewers might notice some minor edge enhancement, but will be hard-pressed to be distracted. Pixelization and smearing are also quite minor. A few flecks of dust are detected in the source element. (Suzanne Hodges)

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