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My Big Fat Independent Movie
Genre: Comedy

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

Paget Brewster, Neil Barton, Ashley Head, Eric Hoffman, Brian Krow & Darren Keefe

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 1
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Special Features
Special features include the 11-minute making-of featurette, commentary with director Philip Zlotorynski and writer/producer Chris Gore, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV14200
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 81
(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): 01/24/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Philip Zlotorynski
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
If you liked Pulp Fiction, The Good Girl, Swingers, Memento, and, ahem, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you most likely won't like My Big Fat Independent Movie, a sad spoof of independent films with elements of mainstream films thrown in for good measure. Join identically-clad hitmen Harvey (Hoffman) and Sam (Barton) as they head to Las Vegas--picking up a couple passengers along the way and meeting several other colorful characters--to botch another job. The DVD box claims to have borrowed from 30 different indie films, so count 'em and note 'em and let us know. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
Anamorphically enhanced at 1.78:1, the DVD picture exhibits nice quality. The black-and-white scenes exhibit good contrast and a gray scale with deep blacks and bright whites. Color saturation is generally satisfying. While sharpness is adequate, some scenes appear a bit soft or plugged up, lacking fine details and textures. Pixelization is occasional, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although the Dolby