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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Foreign - Comedy Drama

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

Carmen Maura, Rodrigo Noya, Julieta Cardinali, Jean Pierre Noher, Mex Urtizberea, Fabian Vena, Carlos Roffe & Lorenzo Quinteros

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes an interview with director Alejandro Agresti and the theatrical trailer. Also includes up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 37979
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For Some Thematic Elements And Language
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(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): 10/12/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Alejandro Agresti
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Eight-year-old Valentin (Noya) is an intelligent little boy who lives with his grandmother (Maura) and gets an occasional visit from his father. When he meets his dad

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits images that are generally pleasing, with colors that are often nicely saturated and well-balanced, though sometimes appearing washed out. Images are sharp, with satisfying details and textures, though some minor smearing is occasionally noticed. Contrast and shadow delineation are also adequate. The source element is revealing of some minor film grain and occasional flecks of dirt, but nothing that should cause much distraction. Edge enhancement and pixelization are minor distractions. (Suzanne Hodges)

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