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According To Greta (2009/Anchor Bay DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Feature: D



Hilary Duff tries to go legit and anyone who watches her suffers in Music Video director Nancy Bardawil’s awful According To Greta (2009) where she plays the obnoxious title character who dislikes everyone, everything and herself to the point that she wants to kill herself.  No joke, but this mess inadvertently treats it as a joke and that is just the beginning of how bad this mess is.


Of course, she does not or this might have been interesting, but that would be too deep for her fans.  Instead, she has a semblance of a family that helps her out, though there is plenty of dysfunction here, some of which is treated as acceptable and not even Ellen Burstyn (who is wasted here) can save it.  It runs a very, very long 92 minutes and when she gets romantically involved, it is the dumbest twist of all.  A dud to be skipped.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is on the soft side and looks like an HD shoot.  Maybe the Blu-ray looks better, but we did not get one as of this posting.  The shoot is unmemorable.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is also weak and dialogue-based, but is nothing special and sometimes might as well be monophonic.  Extras include a dumb Alternate Ending, Greta: Behind The Scenes and Deleted & Alternate Scenes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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