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Ellie Parker
Genre: Comedy

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

Naomi Watts, Rebecca Rigg, Scott Coffey, Mark Pellegrino, Blair Mastbaum & Chevy Chase

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include commentary track, 13 alternate scenes and outtakes, exactly five minutes of behind-the-scenes, the theatrical trailer, and previews for four other Strand titles.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Strand
(Catalog Number): DVD-2516-2
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(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): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/11/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Scott Coffey
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ellie Parker (Watts), an Australian actress trying to make it in Hollywood, is having a rough time. Her boa-wearing-musician boyfriend (Pellegrino) is cheating on her, she wasn't even considered for Playboy Playmate-turned-cop Jamie on a new pilot for Fox, and she just helped Chris (Coffey) crystalize the fact that he's gay. Cameos by Chevy Chase and Keanu Reeves and his band. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the Seattle Film Festival. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits DV-originated images that are generally soft, although details are adequate. Color saturation is satisfying in interior scenes, although whites are mostly blown-out. Source element artifacts like noise, ghosting, and shimmering details are evident. Most of the

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