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Melinda And Melinda
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Will Ferrell, Jonny Lee Miller, Radha Mitchell, Amanda Peet, Chlo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2228929
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Adult Situations Involving Sexuality And Some Substance Material
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(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): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Woody Allen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Tragedy and comedy are explored by Sy (Shawn) as he describes two versions of a story about a woman named Melinda (Mitchell). How will Melinda And Melinda prevail from a bad breakup with her husband? The only way to find out is after attending a tragic dinner party with Laurel (Sevigny) and Lee (Miller) and a comic dinner party with Susan (Peet) and Hobie (Ferrell). (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits a pleasing color palette that often delivers warmly lit interiors that are awash in golden hues. Exteriors have a natural appearance overall. Fleshtones are often well balanced (if slightly orange on occasion) and blacks appear to be satisfyingly deep and solid. The picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with little in the way of smearing. Some minor flecks of dirt are inherent in the source element, but nothing that is terribly distracting. (Suzanne Hodges)

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