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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Little Manhattan
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Josh Hutcherson, Charlie Ray, Bradley Whitford & Cynthia Nixon

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on the widescreen side (yay!) include audio commentary by director Mark Levin and writer Jennifer Flackett, four deleted scenes with optional commentary, a bonus trailer and up-front ads. The fullscreen side (boo!) adds a three-minute interview with the filmmakers about Gabe's lack of a helmet while riding his scooter in the movie, a four-minute Sheep Meadow segment with intro by Levin and Flackett, a six-minute From Scout To Screen featurette, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2232449
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For mild thematic elements, language, and brief action
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(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): 04/04/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Levin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
During that fragile age when girls are gross, Gabe (Hutcherson) begins to feel some confusing feelings about his karate partner, Rosemary (Ray). She becomes a refreshing distraction from his parents' divorce. So as Gabe and Rosemary hang around a Little section of Manhattan, their friendship blossoms enough for Gabe to finally express his feelings for her. But he discovers he

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture is bright and colorful, with pleasing color saturation. Fleshtones are well balanced and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with accurate contrast and shadow delineation. While some scenes appear slightly smeared, pixelization is limited, and there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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