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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy Drama

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

Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall & Frank Langhella

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Home Video
(Catalog Number): 92661
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $34.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 257
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 10/18/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Clooney & Grant Heslov
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Hollywood: a place where stars are born. And a place where actors desperately try to walk with fame. Follow Jennifer, Bryan, and Krista as they attend acting classes and humiliating auditions, and cross paths with famous actors and directors in their quest to make a living as an actor. Playing out as an Unscripted documentary, the humorous show won critical acclaim nationwide. Frank Langella stars as their no-nonsense acting coach. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
While not anamorphically enhanced, the 1.70:1 picture exhibits a documentary style that is comeplementary to the intentional feel of the series. Handheld cameras offer up-close emotional and wide voyeuristic angles. Colors are sometimes dense and poorly delineated, often with warm yellow overtones. Noise is noticed in the source element, and bright scenes appear blown out or exhibit intentionally exaggerated contrast. Some pixel breakup is noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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