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WSR Detailed DVD Review
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Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 44 (Dec 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Robert Downey, Jr., Stacy Edwards, Gaby Hoffmann, Jared Leto, Joe Pantoliano, Bijou Phillips, Power, Claudia Schiffer, William Lee Scott, Brooke Shields, Ben Stiller, Mike Tyson, Elijah Wood, Scott Caan, Allan Houston, Marla Maples, Raekwon & Eddie K. Thomas

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes director

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05288
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic language, some violence and drug use.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/26/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Toback
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Rich Bower (Oli

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a highly stylized picture with exaggerated, filtered colors that often lack fine definition and sometimes appear slightly smeared. Though exaggerated, hues are solid, without noticeable chroma noise. While imagery is sharp, clarity and fine detail are wanting. The picture is slightly dark, but shadow delineation is fairly well rendered, considering. Edge enhancement is noticed throughout, as well as occasional pixelization. This stylized picture has a "harsh" overall appearance.

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