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Learning Curve, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Carmine Giovinazzo, Monet Mazur, Vincent Ventresca, Jack Laufer, Majandra Delfino, Michael Horton, James Eckhouse & Steven Bauer

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1003129
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language, violence, some sexuality and drug content
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 04/23/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Eric Schwab
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In The Learning Curve, two aimless twentysomethings and partners in crime discover they've gotten in too deep when they try to dupe the wrong man. When Georgia (Mazur) and Paul

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a gritty picture that seems to be stylistically complementary to the storytelling. Images are generally sharp and detailed, but fine definition is wanting. Colors are rich and dark, with generally accurate fleshtones and deep endless blacks. The picture is a bit dark, but viewing in a completely blackened room reveals satisfying shadow delineation. The source element is revealing of quite a bit of film grain and some dirt. Edge enhancement and pixelization can be distracting. (Suzanne Hodges) Also includes a modified 1.33:1 version (not reviewed) on the disc

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