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My Best Friend
Special Edition
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 54 (Nov 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz & Rupert Everett

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
The wedding album of special features includes a great behind-the-scenes featurette and an On-The-Set HBO special. If you are planning a wedding, but don

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05817
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1997
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/28/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): P.J. Hogan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Julianne Potter (Roberts) never knew she wanted to marry her best friend Michael (Mulroney), until he breaks the news of his engagement to the unbearably perky, but incredibly sweet, 20 year-old heiress Kimmy Wallace (Diaz). Now,

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits what appears to be the same superb image quality as the previously reviewed DVD. There are a few softly focused scenes, but otherwise the picture is sharp and nicely detailed with extremely natural color fidelity. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby

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DVD-ROM Review:
Once the DVD-ROM main menu has loaded after running the InterActual software with the disc in your DVD-ROM drive, you are given a picture of a table with utensils on it. Clicking on these different utensils will bring you to the different features found on the DVD-ROM portion of the disc. These features are The Wedding Screensaver, Who's The One For Me, Columbia Tristar Online Events, and Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment. The Wedding Screensaver is a link to a simple screensaver designed like a wedding photo album, showing pictures of scenes from the movie with a sound clip playing in the background. Clicking the Who's The One For Me link will send you to a teenybopper magazine-esque quiz telling what kind of person you are when it comes to love. If you are interested, I just so happen to be a sweetheart that any woman would be extremely lucky to have. I have finally found a DVD-ROM game that actually tells some truth. By clicking the Columbia Tristar Online Events link, you will surf over to Columbia Tristar's Home Entertainment department, where you can get information on their VHS and DVD releases. By clicking the Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment link, you will be sent to the same site. As a Widescreen Review employee, I know how to catch bribery by the big studios and thwart their evil plans. I have to look past their sly schemes and look at the big picture. That being said, simply put, this is the best DVD-ROM title ever! All kidding aside, the features were decent, and geared well towards the title's target audience, but were just too few in number to get anything higher then a Mediocre rating.