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Art School Confidential
Genre: Dark Comedy

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

Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Ethan Suplee, Matt Keeslar, Joel David Moore, Adam Scott, Angelica Huston & Jim Broadbent

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include an eight-minute making-of featurette, seven minutes of footage from the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, 12 deleted scenes, almost five minutes of bloopers and alternate takes, sixty seconds of Jerome testimonials, and some previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 15884
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language including sexual references, nudity, and a scene of violence
(Retail Price): $26.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(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): 10/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Terry Zwigoff
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Having spent most of his young life being bullied, Jerome (Minghella), whose dream is to be the greatest artist on Earth, is more than anxious to leave high school behind and attend Strathmore Institute. Upon arrival, he soon discovers that the art school is not as he thought or hoped it would be. Desperate on so many levels, he becomes entwined in a bizarre plan with even more bizarre consequences. Art School Confidential is loosely based on Daniel Clowes

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture features well-saturated colors and natural-looking flesh tones, but details can look fuzzy and edge enhancement can become a distraction. The source element is relatively clean, although some dirt can be noticed at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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