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Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 46 (Mar 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Paul Gleason, Holland Taylor, Cathryn Damon & John Ashton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 32027
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1988
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/21/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Hughes
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
The disc includes more than just the 16 chapters indicated on the insert sheet!

Story Synopsis:
Jake and Kristi (Bacon and McGovern) were made for eachother. So they got married. Jake and Kristi had families. So they fought about their in-laws. Jake and Kristi found good jobs after college. So they bought a house. Jake and Kristi had stresses, so they fought. He wasn

DVD Picture:
There are some slight differences between the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD and the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 29. Colors exhibit refinements and there are improvements in sharpness as well. While the LaserDisc picture is slightly smeared, the DVD exhibits improvements in clarity and definition. Viewed alone, the DVD exhibits a pleasing picture, with colors that are fully saturated and nicely balanced. Images are sharp, though some scenes exhibit a soft focus. There are no major distractions, only an occasional shimmer or some minor edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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