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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman & Brigette WIlson-Sampras

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes the 21-minute featurette Evolution Of A Novella: The Making Of Shopgirl, two deleted scenes, audio commentary by director Anand Tucker, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 40138
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some sexual content and mild language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(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): 04/25/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Anand Tucker
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
It's easy for independently wealthy, middle-aged men like Ray Porter (Martin) to keep young women around for romance. Mirabelle Buttersfield (Danes) is a lonley Shopgirl who makes his acquaintence when he comes to Saks Fifth Avenue to buy a pair of black gloves for one lucky young woman. Since Mirabelle moved to Los Angeles from Vermont with a mountain of debt, her love life has been limited to one disastrous date with Jeremy (Schwartzman)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits a richly saturated color palette that at times appears a bit oversaturated. Images are generally sharp, though some minor smearing is evident. There is minor pixelization and edge enhancement noticed at times, but overall the picture is generally pleasing. (Suzanne Hodges)

While the Dolby