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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Judy Greer, Jessica Biel, Paul Schneider & Loudon Wainwright

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a brief Training Wheels montage of cast members practicing scenes, a three-minute Meet The Crew montage, an extended scene, a seven-minute Hanging With Russell In Memphis featurette, a very extensive still gallery, two trailers, and previews/up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34336
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Language and some sexual references.
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 124
(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): 02/07/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Cameron Crowe
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After his sole (pun intended) responsibility for the greatest failure in the history of shoe design, Drew Baylor (Bloom) is about to take his own life when a phone call interrupts his suicide. He is asked to handle a family crisis. The only optimism at this point in his life comes from Claire (Dunst), the persistently smiley flight attendant on the way to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where Drew must retrieve his father

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is quite sharp and clean overall. FIne details are nicely rendered at times, while other scenes appear a bit undefined. The color palette is nicely saturated, with natural fleshtones, rich hues, and deep blacks. Shadow delineation and contrast are nicely balanced throughout. There are some signs of edge enhancement that contribute to a

Although dialogue can sound natural, there are times when the ADR-looping process was obviously used in the Dolby