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Mean Girls
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Lacey Chabert & Tina Fey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Mark Waters, screenwriter and actress Tina Fey, and producer Lorne Michaels; three featurettes (the 25-minute Only The Strong Survive, the 11-minute The Politics Of Girl World, and a 10-minute look at Plastic Fashion); a six-minute Word Vomit gag reel; nine deleted scenes with optional commentary; three interstitials; and the theatrical trailer. There are also up-front ads, with could be described as

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34160
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sexual Content, Language & Some Teen Partying
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/21/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Waters
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After being home-schooled in Africa for 12 years by her research zoologist parents, 16-year-old Cady (Lohan) finds herself entering high school in the United States. Anxious to make friends, she is thrilled to be included as one of The Plastics, the most popular girls in school. But it isn't long before Cady sees what "Mean Girls" they can be, and in turn discovers something new about herself. Based on the book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is expectedly bright and colorful with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed, with well-balanced contrast and shadow delineation. The picture is mostly smooth and clean, although there are some instances in which pixelization is noticed. There is no obtrusive edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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