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Man Of The Year
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 119 (Apr 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Jeff Goldblum & Lewis Black

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include the 13-minute Commander In Chief: Making Of Man Of The Year featurette, the nine-minute Robin Williams:

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61032326
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For language including some crude sexual references, drug-related material, and brief violence
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 115
(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): 02/20/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Levinson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When someone in his audience suggests that comedian and talk-show host Tom Dobbs (Williams) run for president, a barrage of emails convinces him that maybe he should. But when the Man Of The Year actually wins the race and later learns why, he has a tough decision to make about his new career. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 image has an earthy color scheme, which gives fleshtones an unnatural reddish hue. Details are resolved well, and with decent (albeit inconsistent) black levels and good shadow delineation, the image can have a welcome dimensionality. Subtle pixilation is noticeable at times, which can give the image a digital look, but edge enhancement is minor. (Danny Richelieu)

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