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Daltry Calhoun
Genre: Comedy Drama

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

Johnny Knoxville, Juliette Lewis, Elizabeth Banks, Kick Gurry, David Koechner & Sophie Traub

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Katrina Holden Bronson, producer Danielle Renfrew, and executive producer Quentin Tarantino; six deleted scenes with optional commentary; a 12-minute Hollywood Comes To Tennessee making-of featurette; a humorous four-minute B Team featurette about

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 49596
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For sexual content, drug material, and language
(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): 93
(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): Katrina Holden Bronson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Terminal illness forces May (Banks) and her teenage daughter, June (Traub), to Ducktown, Tennessee, to find Daltry Calhoun (Knoxville). May's last request is that the turf entrepreneur must step up to the plate and be a father to June, an intellectual budding musician. By all outward appearances, Daltry should have no problem caring for June financially, but he is secretly liquidating his assets since bizarre growths began popping up on golf courses across the states. The burden seems to be too much for Daltry to bear, but with the help of his friends and the understanding of his daughter, there just might be light at the end of the fairway. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits generally satisfying quality, with images that can appear somewhat plugged-up at times. Colors are richly saturated, at times bordering on oversaturation. The opening scene is stylized to appear as if shot on home video and exhibits considerably poor quality. For the sentimental storytelling, the picture quality is adequate, as pixel breakup and edge enhancement are minimally distracting. (Suzanne Hodges)

The front stage is amply wide and deep in the Dolby