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Heartbreak Kid, The

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller, Robb Corddry, Carlos Mencia & Scott Wilson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
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 up-front previews, commentary from the Farrelly brothers, and the following featurettes: The Farrelly Brothers In The French Tradition (16 minutes), Ben & Jerry (five minutes), Heartbreak Halloween (three minutes), The Egg Toss (eight minutes), a four-minute gag reel, six deleted scenes, and additional previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 11799
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong sexual content, crude humor, language and a scene of durg use involving a minor
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(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): 12/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Forty-year-old Eddie Cantrow (Stiller) realizes it is time to start thinking about settling down when he is seated at a singles

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a harsh, digitized image at times, but it can look nicely detailed and natural. Color balance and contrast are both rendered nicely, and while black levels are adequately deep, relatively poor shadow delineation can make the image look flat. Fleshtones have a natural hue for the most part, but there are times when they have a greenish tint. While the colors can look bold, they generally have an undersaturated look. Edge enhancement is noticeable throughout the presentation and can be distracting and pixilation and compression artifacts can be noticed from time to time. (Danny Richelieu)

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