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Prozac Nation
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jessica Lange, Nicholas Campbell & Jesse Moss

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
Besides upfront ads, the only special feature is "Anatomy Of A Scene," a 20-minute featurette.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 31547
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/05/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Erik Skjoldbj
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After being raised by a neurotic mother (Lange), Elizabeth (Ricci) finally leaves home and goes off to Harvard to study journalism. But try as she might to live the carefree life of a college student, Lizzie just can't seem to escape the depression that has taken over her life. Seeking help from Dr. Sterling (Heche), Lizzie hopes to finally find happiness, but happiness doesn't seem possible as she continues to push away anyone she has ever cared about. "Prozac Nation" is based on a true story and on the book by Elizabeth Wurtzel. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits generally pleasing quality throughout. The color scheme is well balanced, with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. At times, the picture appears just slightly undersaturated. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying contrast and shadow delineation. There are a few occasions in which edge enhancement is noticed, and minor pixelization is also present at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

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