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MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Crude and Sexual Content, Language, Some Teen Drinking and Drug References, and Brief Violence)
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack T. Carpenter, Lauren London
Screenplay by: Larry Doyle
Directed by: Christopher Columbus
Retail Price: $39.99
Features: Alternate Ending, Deleted Scenes, I Love You Larry Doyle, We Are All Different But That's A Good Thing, Peanut Butter Toast, Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character With Hayden Panettiere, Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character With Paul Rust
Specs: 1.85:1 Widescreen 1080p High Definition, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Portuguese Subtitles, Cantonese Subtitles, Scene Selection (20 Scenes)
Released: November 3rd, 2009
Standard Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in French, Spanish and Portugese are also on the disc. Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Cantonese are included as well.
There are a few supplements that give a good overview of the film. However, most notably absent is any major presence of director Chris Columbus.
First up is an Alternate Ending that runs 7 minutes, and 4 Deleted Scenes: "The Graduate," "College Worthy Handyman," "Beth Digs For Buried Treasure" and "Beth Remembers A Cooverman Moment"). Those last 7 and a half minutes, in total. No context is given concerning the alternate ending or why the deleted scenes didn't make the cut. You be the judge though about their worthiness.
Lasting 5:55 is I Love You, Larry Doyle. The film's screenwriter talks about his premise, and how the film was originally a novel Doyle wrote. The writer was inspired by a dream he had, and how he wanted to write a teen comedy that was a commentary on other teen comedies. He speaks of the characters and how they break from clichés, and the actors discuss the characters too. A bit standard, but still enjoyable.
Running 9 minutes is We Are All Different, But That's A Good Thing. Chris Columbus briefly pops up for this piece, but the focus is really on the actors: their characters, who they are and how they played them. The movie's message is also covered a bit. It also makes for a good watch. Peanut Butter Toast is a pretty fun song, all improved by lead actor Paul Rust.
Rounding out the extras are Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character With... one is with Hayden Panettiere, and the other Paul Rust — and both last 3 minutes each. Both also seemed to be filmed during press junket interviews. Panettiere talks about Beth Cooper's character arc, the film in general and speaks of her mother's advice to "listen." Rust also sums up the movie, but speaks more about his choices as an actor and the physicality of his role. He speaks of taking inspiration from Roger Rabbit, but the cruel irony is how Columbus reigned him in — saying he wanted the film "to make money." Oh well.
Trailers are also on the disc for other Fox titles. But oddly, not one for this film itself. Grr.