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Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 87 (Aug 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Gary Cole, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sean Hayes & Nathan Lane

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include 16 deleted scenes, a six-minute outtakes reel, a photo gallery, cast and filmmaker bios, and production notes. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 91675
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, some drug references and language
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/20/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Luketic
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Movie star Tad Hamilton (Duhamel) is the hunk of Hollywood, but he has a bad boy image to improve. He is convinced to participate in a dating contest that benefits a charity and Rosalee Futch (Bosworth), a cute Piggly Wiggly checkout girl from West Virginia, jumps at the chance to enter the contest. What Rosalee didn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture is nicely saturated with rich hues, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed and can exhibit nicely rendered textures. Unfortunately, the picture can have a pasty appearance at times, lacking natural, open definition. Some pixel breakup is detected, but edge enhancement is minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)

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