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Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott, Monet Mazur, Annie Parisse, Will Arnett & Elaine Stritch

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features on disc one include commentary with director Robert Luketic, actor Wanda Sykes, producer Chris Bender, production designer Missy Stewart, and director of photography P. Russell Carpenter; previews that are also shown as upfront ads; the soundtrack listing, with six short tracks included; and DVD-ROM online features available for use with a PC and not an Apple Macintosh. Disc two includes seven deleted scenes with optional director's introduction; an entertaining little dance number entitled "Ruby's Make-up Bag"; a five-minute gag reel; and the following documentaries: the touching eight-minute "Welcome Back, Jane Fonda," the six-minute "Keeping It Real With Jennifer," the 18-minute "Robert Luketic, The Man Behind The Monster," and six minutes with the man the two women are fighting over, "Vartan, The Man!" Additionally, there two Trendsetters featurettes, the 4-1/2-minute Lifestyles (in Los Angeles), and six minutes focusing on Fashion in the film. And if all of this isn't enough, there are two teaser trailers, the theatrical trailer, sneak peeks, and once again, DVD-ROM online features available for use with a PC and not an Apple Macintosh.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N8314
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sex references and language.
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/30/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Luketic
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Charlie (Lopez) lays eyes on Kevin (Vartan), it's love at first sight. And when their paths keep crossing, it seems that they're destined to be together. Life is perfect, too perfect, and when Kevin asks Charlie to marry him she thinks she's died and gone to heaven. However, Kevin's mom Viola (Fonda

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is perfectly suitable for genre, with easy-on-the-eyes imagery. Colors are warm and well balanced with natural fleshtones and deep b lacks. The picture exhibits satisfying sharpness and detail, and well balanced contrast There is some minor pixel breakup, but no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

With well mixed music and a good use of each available channel for effects, the Dolby