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Reign Over Me
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 126 (Dec 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Robert Klein, Melinda Dillon & Mike Binder

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include the 16-minute Behind The Reign featurette, a four-and-a-half minute Jam Session with Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle, production stills, previews, and up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 17387
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language and some sexual references
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 125
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/09/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Binder
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Reign Over Me Adam Sandler stars as Charlie Fineman, a man whose life was tragically altered after the effects of 9/11. After a chance meeting with his former college roommate, Alan Johnson (Cheadle), Alan realizes just how far gone Charlie is. And as he works to help Charlie get his life back in order, Alan begins to question his own seemingly perfect existence. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD has a cool color scheme outdoors, which matches the mood and time period of the story well. Indoors, the color balance is more neutral, although contrast can be rather high, and whites can bloom. Fleshtones can occasionally look natural, but there are times when black levels are solid and shadow delineation is good, although some scenes can look relatively flat. Unfortunately, spurious noise, compression artifacts, and edge enhancement can muddy the image. (Danny Richelieu)

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