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What A Girl Wants
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 77 (Oct 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Anna Chancellor & Jonathan Pryce

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one with star Amanda Bynes, the other with director Dennie Gordon and screenwriters Jenny Bicks and Elizabeth Chandler; a nine-minute Fashion and Etiquette featurette with costume designer Shay Cunliffe and etiquette instructor Maggie O'Farrill; a (rather lame) Daphne's Closet interactive challenge; two minutes worth of additional scenes; the theatrical trailer; and one of those irritating waste-of-time cast and crew selections.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 24666
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild language
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/05/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dennie Gordon
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Special Notes:
Also available in a modified 1.33:1 (4:3) full screen version.

Story Synopsis:
Daphne Reynolds (Bynes) is an irrepressible American teen raised by a single mom (Lynch), who impulsively hops a flight to meet Lord Henry Dashwood, the aristocratic father (Firth) she never knew. Determined to fit into dad

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a bright and colorful picture, with bold blues and reds, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. There is some minor loss of fine details and minor smearing. Contrast and shadow delineation can be well balanced. Edge enhancement and pixelization (which can create a digital appearance) are occasional distractions in this otherwise suitable picture for the genre. (Suzannne Hodges)

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