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Breakin' All the Rules
Special Edition
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 90 (Nov 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Jennifer Esposito, Peter MacNicol & Gabrielle Union

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes an audio commentary track with members of the cast and crew; an 18 minute featurette on how to break up; a mock interview with Quincy Watson (Foxx); a blooper reel; and a colorized Three Stooges classic, Hoi Polloi.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 01312
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual material/humor and language.
(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 85
(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): 10/12/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Daniel Taplitz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Quincy Watson (Foxx) is fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, he becomes an instant expert on the subject of successfully breaking up in a men

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits an attractive, richly saturated color palette that offers natural fleshtones, vibrant hues and deep blacks. The picture is sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures and definition. There is some film grain inherent in the source element, providing a gritty appearance in the darker scenes, but dirt or other artifacts are not a problem. While there is no obtrusive pixelization, some edge enhancement is likely to distract finicky viewers from this otherwise very pleasing visual experience. (Suzanne Hodges)

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