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  • Widescreen 2.35:1
  • 16:9 Enhanced
  Languages
  • English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • French: Dolby Digital Surround
  Subtitles
    English, French, Dutch, Arabic
  Extras
  • Teaser trailer - Dolby Digital helicopter trailer
  • Theatrical trailer

My Best Friends Wedding

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 101 mins . M . PAL

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How does Julia Roberts make her comeback after setting a standard for herself in Pretty Woman. She grows her hair long again and stars in another love story, but not the kind that you would normally expect.

Jules Potter (Roberts) has just found out that her ex-boyfriend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) is about to marry a girl he only knew for 2 weeks, Kimmy Wallace (Cameron Diaz). This, obviously with woman

  • snicker
  • , gets Jules jealous and she does her darndest to break up the couple and hope the wedding is called off and she only has 4 days to do it.

    What ensues is a comedic romp into the world of being backfiring bitchiness.

  •   Video
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    The video quality was up to the usual Columbia Tristar standards but nothing to get too excited about. Once a company brings out consistently high video quality its hard to get excited about a standard transfer.

    Some scenes though are benefitted by the detail available on dvd. Check out the screenshot of the cast in the restaurant and you'll be amazed out how clearly defined the entire table and guests are. And this is from an image that has been resized from 740 pixels wide to an internet friendly 640.

    Keep up the 16x9 enhanced transfers and we'll always be happy CTHV.

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    Not a disc to show off your surrounds and your bass but a good sounding disc all the same.

    Notice alot of ambience in the airport at the start and at the baseball game. Or maybe feel the urge to join in the restaurant scene where one and all are singing to an unhappy Jules.

    Apart from that, it was a disc benefitting from nice and clear dialogue although the prologic version was lacking in this department considerably.

      Extras
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    Now coming from a laserdisc background I have always missed the usual THX, dolby digital or dts intro trailers and was pleasently surprised when this disc boomed onto the screen with the helicopter (known as City) version of the dolby digital trailer. Just for this alone I'd give the extras +5 votes. I'd have to disagree with Mike D though in that the Sony DVC intro did nothing for me. I was expecting more from the wrap Mike gave it but it didn't tickle the geek factor in me at all. Sorry Mike, the THX trailer wins hands down on this one.

    You also get your standard dvd trailer and scene selections. It also seems the menus are becoming more basic in design.

      Overall  
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    I enjoyed this movie. It's no pretty woman but then again its not meant to be but in saying that it doesn't have the kind of ending you'd expect from this movie. I got to a stage at hating Julia Roberts in this movie for the way she treated her best friend, but then again, that's her role and I guess to get that kind of reaction out of someone is conducive to her performance.

    An entertaining story and some great scenes to boot.


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