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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Steven Cutts, Dequina Moore, Ryan Fitzgerald, Julie Kleiner, Mario Concepcion, Patrick Cubbedge, Brittany Pollack, Vince Rimoldi, Tiffany Taylor, Tony Melson, Tracee Beazer, Kahiry Bess, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen, Don Dixon, Alana Allen & Anna Kendrick

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a 25-minute making-of featurette, a live performance of

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1005889
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Mature thematic elements regarding teen sexual issues, and some language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(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): 02/17/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Todd Graff
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Camp Ovation is a summer getaway for young aspiring actors and musicians. Vlad (Letterle) is one of the happy campers and the best guitar player around. He is in constant need of attention, and Ellen (Chilcoat) certainly gives him plenty, but Michael (De Jesus) thinks that the guy is pretty hot too. In the end, though, the whole group of kids get together and put on a really good show for their final day of camp. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a color palette that is quite vivid, often bordering oversaturation with reddish fleshtones at times, bold hues, and deep, but often undefined blacks. The HD-originated picture is sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. There are a few scenes that appear softly focused or smeared. Pixelization is noticed, giving the picture a digital appearance at times, but edge enhancement is not much of a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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