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My First Mister
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, Desmond Harrington, Carol Kane, Mary Kay Place & Michael McKean

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Christine Lahti.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 33891
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and some sexual material
(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): 109
(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): 04/23/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Christine Lahti
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In My First Mister, Jennifer (Sobieski) is a smart, pierced, tattooed, goth teenager who graduated from high school and decided not to attend college. One day, while aimlessly wandering through an upscale mall, Jennifer spots Randall (Brooks) working in his clothing store, and decides to inquire about his job. Randall, an anal, regimented individual who keeps his feelings to himself, is hesitant to hire this rebellious, graveyard-loving loner. It

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits sharp and detailed images images with good clarity. Colors are rich, with naturally rendered fleshtones and deep blacks, though some scenes appear slightly plugged-up. Contrast and shadow delineation appear accurately balanced. There is a small amount of edge enhancement noticed, as well as pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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