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Uptown Girls [DVD] [2003]

Release Date:01/06/2004
Whimsical and sweet, this film made no waves at the box office, but seems far more appropriate for home video, where it should find greater success. As for the DVD, the 1.85:1 picture, which is enhanced for widescreen televisions, is the highlight of the disc. Colors are bright and warm, and detail is exceptional. The fantastical look of New York envisioned by director Boaz Yakin is nicely realized on this transfer. As would be expected for a recent release, with some minor exceptions, there aren't any distracting elements to be found. The sound doesn't fare quite as well; it's not that it isn't intelligible, but this dialogue-based romantic comedy never takes advantage of the 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack. Some separation can be found, but can just as easily be missed. As with the sound, the added features are good, but nothing exceptional. Two featurettes, "The Lowdown on Uptown," a fluff press kit at best, and "Rockin' Style," a look at costumes with their designer Sarah Edwards, are also included, as are 13 deleted scenes. In addition, a music video for "Time" from Chantal Kreviazuk, a standard photo gallery, and the theatrical trailers for this, Legally Blonde 2, Heartbreakers, and A Guy Thing are included. If this charming little film was missed in the theaters, then this DVD is a perfect way to see it in the comfort of your own home.
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    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes
    • "The Lowdown on Uptown" featurette
    • "Rockin' Style" featurette
    • Video stills gallery
    • "Time" music video with Chantal Kreviazuk
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Soundtrack spot
    • Closed Captioned


    Uptown Girls
    In this comedy from director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans), Brittany Murphy stars as Molly Gunn, the daughter of a dead rock star, who lives off her inheritance and has never worked a day in her life. When her father's estate is swindled away from her, Molly suddenly finds her life of luxury and excess pulled out from under her. Begrudgingly, she decides that she has to get a job and is hired as a nanny for Ray Schliene (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of record executive Roma Schliene (Heather Locklear). At first Molly can't shake her spoiled-brat personality, but eventually she and Ray discover that they have a lot in common and a strong bond is formed. Jesse Spencer plays Molly's boyfriend, and Donald Faison, who previously worked with Murphy in Clueless, plays another record executive who offers Molly a place to live until she gets on her feet. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Brittany Murphy
      Brittany Murphy - Molly Gunn
    • Dakota Fanning
      Dakota Fanning - Ray Schleine
    • Marley Shelton
      Marley Shelton - Ingrid
    • Donald Faison
      Donald Faison - Huey
    • Jesse Spencer
      Jesse Spencer - Neal

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