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Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 107 (Apr 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzm

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Besides up-front ads, special features include commentary by director John Gatins; the featurettes "Who Is Mariah's Storm?" (five minutes), "On The Set: Working With Thoroughbreds," (11 minutes), "Taking Care Of Horses" (six minutes), and "Meet The Dreamer Dream Cast" (17 minutes); two deleted scenes; the Bethany Dillon "Dreamer" music video; a nine-minute interview segment live from the Santa Anita race track; and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 91976
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Brief mild language
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/21/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Gatins
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The oh-so-talented(!) Dakota Fanning stars in "Dreamer" as Cale, a young lady who falls in love with an injured horse. After going to the track with her horse-trainer father Ben (Russell) to watch So

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD picture exhibits a richly saturated color palette that is enhanced by gradient filters that make beautiful sunsets even more colorful. The rolling hills and pastures are vibrant, and fleshtones appear natural throughout. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, although some scenes appear a bit smeared on occasion. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely balanced. There is some pixel breakup noticed at times, and the occasional edge halo might distract finicky viewers. Overall, this DVD picture is easy on the eyes, proving that

Music is mixed well in the Dolby