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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Mama's Boy

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 133 (Jul/Aug 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris, Mary Kay Place & Eli Wallach

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features are limited to commentary by Director Tim Hamilton, six minutes of additional scenes, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000023958
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Language including sexual referencdes and some drug use.
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(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): 06/03/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Hamilton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After his father's death, young Jeffrey Mannus (Heder) vows to always look after his mother, Jan (Keaton). Now 29 years old, Jeffrey is still living at home with his widowed mom, an arrangement that suits the Mama's Boy just fine. When Jan meets a charismatic motivational speaker named Mert Rosenblum (Daniels), sparks fly, as there is instant chemistry between the two. Much to Jeffrey's dismay his mom begins to date Mert, threatening his territory and dividing his mother

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD appears overly bright, with whites that can wash out the image. Shadows are delineated well, but the elevated black level flattens the image. Colors are nicely saturated, but fleshtones have an unhealthy hue. Details are delivered nicely at times, but much of the presentation appears soft. And while edge enhancement is not a problem, the picture looks overly digitized and harsh, with occasional mosquito noise visible. (Danny Richelieu)

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