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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 56 (Jan 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Lucinda Jenney & Bruce Davison

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
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 audio commentary, a making-of featurette, and deleted scenes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Video
(Catalog Number): 23951
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/13/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Stockwell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When straight-A student Carlos Nunez (Hernandez) meets Crazy/Beautiful Nicole Oakley (Dunst), he is intrigued and attracted to her unpredictability and spontaneity. Sparks fly and the romance sizzles, but the only problem is she

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD has a hazy, undersaturated appearance, yet colors remain nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered contrast and shadow delineation.The picture is quite solid, with minimal edge enhancement and no apparent pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

The audio presentation seems quite suitable for the nature of this film. The nicely recorded music passages fill the listening space, penetrating the surrounds, and are generally enjoyable to experience. Otherwise, the soundstage originates primarily from the screen channels, and there is a rather subtle sense of expansion. The center channel tends to predominate, particularly in dialogue-centric scenes. Voices sound impressively natural, with compelling spatial consistency with the visuals. For this soundtrack, the low-end comes mainly from the music, which has a palpably beating presence, accompanied by an abundance of sub-25 Hz activity in the main channels as well as gentle .1 LFE activity. The DTS