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In Good Company
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger, David Paymer, Clark Gregg, Philip Baker Hall, Frankie Faison & Ty Burrell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes seven SYNERGY featurettes (Stars, Youth, gettiNg older, rEal life, new yoRk locations, editinG, and storY) that can be viewed as one 24-minute featurette, 16-minutes worth of deleted scenes with optional commentary, feature commentary with director Paul Weitz and star Topher Grace, and cast and filmmaker bios.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 25833
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some Sexual Content And Drug References.
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(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): 05/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Weitz
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After working 20 years as an ad executive for Sports America magazine, Dan Foreman (Quaid) has just learned that some no-name newbie half his age has just become his boss. Excited about his new job, Carter Duryea (Grace) moves into Dan's office with a view; while Dan, wounded ego-in-tow, moves to second-in-command. And when Carter moves in on Dan's daughter (Johansson) after his marriage fails, life couldn't be more stressful for Dan. In Good Company is a great story with phenomenal acting and a great script filled with laughs and poignancy. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits generally pleasing qualities. Color fidelity is well balanced and images exhibit satisfying sharpness and detail, though some smearing is apparent. However, edge enhancement can be a problem with this title, and pixel breakup is also noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although held to relatively low levels with little in the way of dynamics, the Dolby