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Road Trip

Genre: Comedy

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

Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, DJ Qualls, Paulo Costanzo, Rachel Blanchard, Anthony Rapp, Fred Ward & Tom Green

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes deleted scenes, production notes, more production notes in a four-page booklet, cast and crew biographies, a short featurette, Eels music video, the theatrical trailer and DVD-ROM extras.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 86395
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drug use.
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/19/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Todd Phillips
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  WSR Narrative Review
Special Notes:
An unrated version (Catalog Number 87111) adds about three extra minutes of smut.

Story Synopsis:
Josh (Meyer) has been together with Tiffany (Blanchard) since they were five years old, but when she goes off to veterinary school in Texas, while he studies in New York, their commitment is seriously tested. Josh makes the mistake of having a one-night stand. Well, that wasn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a very pleasing picture in all aspects of image quality. Colors are well balanced with full saturation, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp overall, with excellent detail and definition at times. Some scenes are slightly soft. Contrast and shadow delineation are excellent, with a good gradation of visual information in the darker scenes. Film grain is revealed on occasion, and minor dirt and artifacts are minimal. Some pixelization is noticed, but there are no major distractions for a picture that will surely please. (Suzanne Hodges)


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DVD-ROM Review:
After finishing the normal PCFriendly installation, you get to watch the unavoidable introduction, and then are brought to the DVD-ROM main menu. From here, you are given the options to Play the Movie, Go Online, and view the DVD-ROM components. The only real DVD-ROM components to Road Trip are a screensaver and a trivia game. The screensaver is just a slide show of a few still shots of scenes from the movie, and the trivia game just asks questions about the movie. Once you beat the trivia game, you get to watch the scene where Josh and Beth kiss. How sweet