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Just Add Water (2006/Sony DVD)

 

Picture: C†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: D†††† Film: D

 

 

A bad comedy that took a while to make it to DVD or any other format, Hart Bochnerís Just Add Water (2006) is a tired would-be comedy about a local guy in a desert town (Dylan Walsh) who decides to save his town, follow his dreams (by staying there!?!) going after his childhood sweetheart and make his hometown livable again.Jonah Hill and Justin Long show up and cannot save this, while Danny DeVito only has a cameo.

 

It also has no good script, with Bochnerís work so self impressed as to be almost smug, but it is not substantial enough to do that.At 91 minutes, it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on with no point and no laughs.Maybe youíll find it funnyÖ somehow, but if you are not remotely interested, skip it.Any laughs are a mirage.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is shockingly soft for a new production, with lame color and boring flatness throughout, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 is weak, has limited surrounds and dialogue is not as well recorded as it should be.There are no extras.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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