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Snow Angels

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Jeanetta Arnette, Griffin Dunne, Nicky Katt, Tom Noonan, Connor Paolo, Amy Sedari & Olivia Thrilby

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.0
DD Sound Rating: 3.0
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
There are no special features included on this disc, only up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000027222
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language, some violent content, drug use and brief sexuality
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(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): 09/16/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Gordon Green
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Snow Angels Arthur (Angarano), a geeky teenager who busses tables at the local Chinese restaurant and plays trombone in the high school marching band, meets and falls for Lila (Thrilby), a new girl at his school. Arthur's love story with Lila intertwines with that of his former babysitter Annie (Beckinsale), a newly divorced waitress with a four-year-old daughter. Concurrently, the relationship between Arthur's own parents begins to crumble before his eyes. Based on the novel by Stewart O'Nan. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD employs elevated black levels and desaturated colors in creating a cold and bare experience. Details are resolved fairly well, and contrast is nicely balanced. The color scheme is generally limited to pale hues, but fleshtones appear too pink. Minor compression artifacts are noticeable but are not a big distraction, and edge enhancement is not a problem. Shadow detail is captured and delivered well. (Danny Richelieu)

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