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Kicking & Screaming
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 102 (Nov 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Will Ferrell. Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka, Kate Walsh, Josh Hutcherson, Steven Anthony Lawrence & Dylan McLaughlin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Bonus features include 12 minutes worth of deleted scenes, nine minutes worth of outtakes, five minutes dedicated to alternate takes, a brief "Kicking It With The Kids" featurette, an eight-minute Soccer Camp" featurette, a nine-minute "From Rome To Hollywood" highlight on "the Italians" on the Tigers soccer team, and a 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26302
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Thematic Elements, Language And Some Crude Humor
(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): 95
(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): 10/11/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jesse Dylan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Phil Weston (Ferrell) has always felt immense pressure from his father Buck (Duvall) to be competitive. But Phil never felt like he measured up to his father's expectations...even into adulthood. But when Phil takes on the job as head coach of The Tigers kids soccer league, Buck and his winning Gladiators take on the challenge with full force. One thing's for certain: one of these two big babies is going to be left Kicking & Screaming on the soccer field. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is expectedly vibrant and colorful for the lighthearted storytelling. Occasional smearing is noticed, but otherwise sharpness and details are nicely rendered, with natural textures and clarity. The picture is clean and solid, with very little distraction in the way of pixelization or edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

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