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Reviews » DVD Video Reviews » I'm With Lucy
I'm With Lucy
Columbia/Tri-Star // R // March 25, 2003
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Review by Ron J. Epstein | posted March 2, 2003 | E-mail the Author
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"Has anybody ever told you that you think too much?"

The Feature:
We all know people like Lucy (Monica Potter). She's cute and quirky, and looking for the one person she'll marry, and spend the rest of her life with. "I'm With Lucy" is a fairly simple idea for a movie, as it follows Lucy, and her conquest to find the perfect man through trial-and-error dating.

Each guy Lucy dates is completely different, which leads to the funny. For instance, Anthony LaPaglia is a has been baseball player looking to get laid by hitting on Lucy constantly, in a less-than-suave way. David Boreanaz, of "Angel" and "Buffy" fame, plays a suave doctor who ends up paying more attention to a friend's daughter than Lucy.

"I'm With Lucy" isn't a particularly funny movie. Monica Potter is seriously miscast as the lead in this flick. Instead of bringing her own energy to the role, it seems as if she's trying to channel Julia Roberts at times. Her parents in the movie are overly annoying, saying extremely inappropriate things about her to her date. Usually, it's funny, but here, it's completely forced and lacks the creativity when it was done in "Flirting With Disaster."

At heart, "I'm With Lucy" tries to be a romantic comedy. Unfortunately, it falls short as the romance is almost nonexistent, as well as the comedy for that matter. The concept is here, but the execution is less-than-stellar.

Video:
Columbia Tri-Star presents "I'm With Lucy" in Widescreen 1.85:1. For a non-anamorphic transfer, the picture looks very good. There's very little grain, almost no pixelation or artifacting, and flesh tones look spot on. Aside from not being enhanced for 16x9, I really have no problem with the picture quality here.

Audio:
The audio is presented here in Dolby 5.1 Surround and French 2.0. Everything sounds good. Dialogue is crisp and clean, and there are no audio dropouts. The 5.1 is kind of unnecessary, as the film never gets a chance to take advantage of it (the movie is pretty much all dialogue). But overall, this is another solid effort from Columbia Tri-Star.

Menus:
Static DVD menu offers the choices of "Play", "Audio Set Up", "Subtitles", "Scene Selections", and "Trailers."

Extras:
I hope you enjoy trailers, cause that's all we get here. One for "I'm With Lucy", one for "Maid in Manhattan", and finally, one for "Stealing Harvard."

Final Thoughts:
This movie is strictly rental fodder, unless you're a diehard fan of Monica Potter.

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