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How To Lose Your Lover
Genre: Comedy

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

Paul Schneider, Jennifer Westfeldt, Poppy Montgomery, Tori Spelling & Fred Willard

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include feature commentary with producer J. Todd Harris and writer/producer/director Jordan Hawley; six deleted scenes and one extended scene; DVD-Rom content; and sneak peeks, which are also shown as up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10094
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For sexuality, language, and drug use
(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(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): 03/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jordan Hawley
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Disillusioned with life in Los Angeles, writer Owen McCabe (Schneider) decides it's time to leave the city after his ex-girlfriend splits up with him yet again, once and for all. Owen says goodbye to his support group and his friends in a not-so-nice brutally-honest way and leaves for the airport. While waiting for his flight to Breighton, where he's headed to write a Nobel prize-winning physicist's bio, Owen runs into Val (Westfeldt), a friend of his ex, who has also just been dumped. The two seem to hit it off, so Owen skips the flight and decides that even though he's burned his bridges with everyone he knows and definitely knows "How To Lose Your Lover," he may as well stick around and see if Val is the right one for him. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits generally pleasing quality overall. The color palette is nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich saturation, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely balanced shadow delineation and contrast. While the picture can appear somewhat soft at times, smearing is limited. There is minor pixel breakup noticed, but no distracting edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

Although the surrounds can be used for very low level ambiance, the Dolby