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Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 86 (Jul 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, Blake Clark & Dan Aykroyd

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by Drew Barrymore and director Peter Segal, a 20-minute making-of featurette, a five-minute Talkin

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01426
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Crude sexual humor and drug references
(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): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/15/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Segal
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Dr. Henry Roth (Sandler) is living a dream life in paradise. Afraid of commitment, he lives his life happily enjoying a constant stream of one-night stands with just about any tourist who comes to town. But when he falls for local girl Lucy Whitmore (Barrymore), he learns that Lucy has short-term memory loss and doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits bright colorful images that are complementary to the light storytelling. Hues are well balanced with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. Only occasionally does the picture appear a bit flat or undefined. The picture is quite clean, with little edge enhancement or pixelization to distract. (Suzanne Hodges)

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