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Hot Chick, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 73 (June 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen, Robert Davi, Melora Hardin, Rachel McAdams & Michael O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include an audio commentary track by director Tom Brady, The Hot Chick yearbook (which offers nine minutes on

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 30580
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For crude and sexual humor, language, and drug references
(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): 104
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/13/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tom Brady
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jessica Spencer (McAdams) is convinced she has the perfect life. She

DVD Picture:
As would be expected for a happy-go-lucky comedy, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is bright and colorful. Hues are vibrant, with accurate fleshtones, bold hues, and deep blacks. Images are quite sharp and detailed, though a soft blur can be noticed at times. Still, contrast and shadow delineation are on the money. There is some minor pixelization noticed at times, but rarely is edge enhancement a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is often lively and dynamic, well-suited to the animated nature of this soundtrack. Fidelity overall is very good, and there