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Review by Blake Kunisch | posted March 12, 2000 | E-mail the Author
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The Movie: Jeff Daniels and Michael Richards are paird in this semi-funny attempt at slapstick comedy. It certainly has its points, but fails overall. I found it amusing at times, but it just doesn't come together to form a good comedic experience like it should. The inclusion of Charlize Theron is definitely a plus (one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood today), but even she can't save this film from the DVD trash pile.

The Picture: The picture is good, as is to be expected from thie movie that was just recently released in 1997. According to the IMDb, this DVD also touts an Anamorphic transfer which is also a plus, but they don't advertise that any where on the box.

The Sound: The sound is good, there isn't a lot of places where the movie is able to show them off, but where noticeable, there were no defects of any kind.

The Extras: Once again, Trial and Error is a clear case of the studio just throwing out the movie onto DVD without putting any effort into it. This DVD does contain both widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film, which is a plus for a lot of people, along with the standard trailer and filmographies, this disc doesn't offer much. It does however tout "Interactive Menus!" on the back. I've yet to see a DVD without interactive menus so when are the studios going to wise up and realize that interactive menus aren't a special feature any more? They're standard!

Conclusion: In conclusion, if you liked the movie, you'll be satisfied with the disc (providing a SE doesn't come out any time soon - which I wouldn't anticipate since it didn't do too well at the box office). The picture and sound are adequate and the special features are lacking, but the comedy is good at times and Charlize Theron is always good eye candy - rent if you must - pass if you can.

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