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Undertaking Betty
Genre: Dark Comedy

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

Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts, Lee Evans, Robert Pugh & Christopher Walken

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes a seven-minute making-of featurette that puts The Fun In Funeral. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Miramax Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 50226
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For some sexual content
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/07/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Nick Hurran
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Boris Plotz (Molina) lost his chance with Betty Rhys-Jones (Blethyn) because he was too shy to ask her to dance in grade school. So she marries Coucillor Hugh (Pugh) and lives in an unhappy marriage. Yet when the spark of love is reignighted at Plotz's funeral home for the burial of Hugh's mother, Boris and Betty plot to fake her death so they can be together forever. But will be no easy feat to get the Undertaking of Betty past rival undertaker and funeral revivalist Frank Featherbed (Walken). (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD exhibits adequate picture quality, with images that are generally sharp and detailed. Colors are richly saturated, if a bit over saturated at times. Minor edge halos are detected noticed, and pixelization and smearing are also occasional distractions. (Suzanne Hodges)

While the front spread can be enjoyable at times in the Dolby