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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler & Christopher Walken

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 90822
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Language And Sexual/Crude Humor
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(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): 09/28/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Levinson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nick Vanderpark (Black) and Tim Dingman (Stiller) are next-door neighbors and buddies who work together at a sandpaper factory. While Tim is making his way up the sandpaper ladder, Nick continuously dreams up get-rich-quick schemes that never pan out. Nick

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is perfectly satisfying for the lighthearted storytelling. Images are sharp and detailed, with pleasing contrast and shadow delineation. Sometimes finer details seem a bit lacking, and occasionally even have a smeared appearance. Colors are nicely saturated, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. There is some pixelization noticed at times, and minor edge enhancement as well. Still the picture is quite satisfying. (Suzanne Hodges)

Like most comedies released with a Dolby