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Taste Of Others, The (Le Gout Des Autres)
Genre: Romantic Comedy

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

Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnes Jaoui, G

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes four theatrical trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 25405
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language and drug content.
(Retail Price): $32.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(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): 02/26/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Agnes Jaoui
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jean-Jacques Castella (Bacri) reluctantly goes to see his niece in a bit part in a play and is fascinated with the leading-lady, Clara Devaux (Alvaro). While watching the show, he remembers that he once hired and fired Clara as an English tutor. Jean-Jacques begins pursuing her only to be rejected by her time and again until he finally charms her so much that she can

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD, framed at 2.35:1, exhibits a picture that is generally soft, though some scenes are nicely detailed. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast seems a bit low at times, limiting detail. Edge enhancement can be obtrusive, especially in contrast to the soft images. Pixelization is also noticed. At times, the appearance of film grain can seem excessive, giving the picture a gritty characteristic. (Suzanne Hodges)

The DVD cover has miscredited the audio as Dolby