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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 103 (Dec 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Aaron Carter, Alana Austin, Tracy Scoggins, Andrew Stevens, Vanessa Angel, Tom Bosley, Stella Stevens, Leif Garrett & David Cassidy

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

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N8388
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

for mild sensuality and some rude humor
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 11/08/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Gabai
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
JD McQueen (Carter) is a "Popstar," a hearthrob, and every young woman's dream. Jane (Austin) is a genius, a geek, and one of JD's biggest fans. When JD starts paying attention to Jane, she thinks she has died and gone to heaven. But she soon begins to question JD's intentions when she catches him cheating, and decides to teach him a lesson about real life. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits HD-originated images that are suitable for the subject matter. Images are mostly sharp, but details can be lacking at times. Brighter scenes appear blown-out, but there are other scenes that exhibit pleasing definition. Some smearing and pixelization are noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

A popping distortion can be heard over the dialogue in the Dolby