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Driving Lessons
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 123 (Sept 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Julie Walters, Rupert Grint, Laura Linney & Nicholas Farrell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the 17-minute making-of featurette, four deleted scenes, near seven minutes of outtakes, and six previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 17091
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For language, sexual content, and some thematic elements
(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/03/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jeremy Brock
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Looking for a way to escape his overbearing, Bible-thumping mother (Linney), 17-year-old Ben (Grint) takes a part-time summer job as an assistant to widow Evie Walton (Walters), a once-famous English actress. Enjoying the carefree and often eccentric manner of his employer, he is eager to take her to Edinburgh for a poetry reading, allowing him to get some much-needed Driving Lessons. But this trip is in direct disobedience of his mother

DVD Picture:
With natural contrast and well-defined fleshtones, the anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD generally looks good. Colors, greens especially, can look oversaturated, and while black levels are not incredibly deep, details in the shadows are captured well. Edge enhancement is generally minor, although it can be noticeable on the higher contrast transitions and long shots. (Danny Richelieu)

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