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Confessions Of An American Girl
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jena Malone, Brad Renfro, Chris Mulkey, Michelle Forbes, Clifton Collins Jr. & Kevin Gage

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1007751
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, language, teen suicidal behavior, and brief drug use.
(Retail Price): $26.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 1/11/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jordan Brady
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Pregnant Rena Grubb (Malone) is sure that she was meant for more than the trailer-trash life she lives. Believing that her daddy (Mulkey) is something special and longing to go and visit him, she convinces her mom (Forbes) to take the brood to the annual Family Day Picnic in the prison he's sentenced to. Amongst sandwiches and sack races, the afternoon goes from pleasant to peculiar, and Rena is forced to face the truth about her daddy and herself. "Confessions Of An American Girl" is based on true events. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture exhibits images that are satisfyingly sharp and detailed. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Minor film grain is inherent in the source element, giving the picture a slightly gritty appearance. There is little in the way of bothersome edge enhancement, though some pixelization is noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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