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Family Stone, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker & Luke Wilson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include two commentary tracks: one with actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney and the other with director Thomas Bexucha, producer Michael London, editor Jeffrey Ford, and production designer Jane Ann Stewart. Featurettes (accessible after selecting your subtitle option) include an eight-minute Casting highlight, a six-minute look at the world premiere (with red carpet interviews with the cast and crew), an eight-minute Cast Q&A Chat in which Luke Wilson tells a laugh-out-loud tale of being caught in a snowstorm with Craig T. Nelson, an 18-minute Behind The Scenes highlight, and a six-minute gag reel. In addition, there are six deleted scenes with optional commentary, a recipe for Meredith

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2233412
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(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): 05/02/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Thomas Bezucha
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Everett Stone (Mulroney) and his up-tight girlfriend Meredith Morton (Parker) plan to spend Christmas with the Stone family, Meredith quickly isolates herself from the rest of the family. It becomes apparent to Everett's mother Sybil (Keaton) that her son will be asking Meredith to marry him...and he will be asking for The Family Stone (his grandmother's wedding ring). But Meredith doesn't fit in with The Family Stone and this is going to be one rough (but hilarious) holiday. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits generally good quality, with adequately sharp and detailed images throughout. Colors are nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones, warm hues, and deep blacks. The picture has a bit of a gritty texture and pixelization is evident, but there is no bothersome edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

While the front three screen channels in the Dolby