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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth, Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, Josh Hutcherson & Will Arnett

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include Telestrator commentary with Director Barry Sonnenfeld, a five-minute gag reel introduced by Sonnenfeld, and the following featurettes: "Barry Sonnenfeld: The Kosher Cowboy" (nine minutes), "JoJo: The Pop Princess" (five minutes), "RV Nation: The Culture Of Road Warriors" (12 minutes), "Robin Williams: A Family Affair" (five minutes), and "The Scoop On Poop" (four minutes). "RV Reveries" includes three scenes with Jamie, Cassie, and Carl singing; and there are also five storyboard-to-film comparisons; an alternate "Kung Fu Master" scene; previews; and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 14830
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For crude humor, innuendo, and language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/15/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Sonnenfeld
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Growing up in the same household as Gary Reber meant one thing for certain

DVD Picture:
With a bright, unnaturally colorful palette, the 2.40:1 MPEG-2-encoded Blu-ray Disc and anamorphically enhanced DVD picture fit the storytelling well, but flesh tones are a touch too oversaturated. The imagery can be impressively detailed at times, but for the most part it is rather soft on both formats. Edge enhancement can be noticed from time to time on the DVD, although it doesn't cause much of a distraction. Blacks are deep and contrast is superb with the Blu-ray Disc version, although whites can look clipped and blown out. (Danny Richelieu)

While both the Blu-ray Disc's linear PCM and the DVD's Dolby