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SRP $24.96 2.35:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 SONY
 

The plot to "LIES AND ALIBIS" concerns a former con-artist ,Ray,  running a successful "alibi" service for men cheating on their wives. Not a bad idea for the film, in and of itself. But, lowering itself to a mediocre cable-tv type plot, it throws in a "twist" wherein Ray finds himself implicated in a murder due to his scenarios, and must enlist the aid of his newest hire(Rebecca Romijn) to save his life and freedom.

There are some genuinely funny and intriguing moments in the film. But, most of the film quickly goes downhill when the murder twist is thrown in. It would have been a better film had the writer chosen to stick with the tone of the earlier part of the film.  Rebecca Romijn, whatever one thinks of her looks, is just awful here! Who thinks she can act???  However, in comparison to when Jerry O' Connell is on-screen, she performs like Judi Dench!  How these two ever get roles in Hollywood makes one start appreciating Steve Guttenberg much more than ever before. He(?) possibly had some talent somewhere! These two? NOWHERE!!!

SONY has provided a 2.35:1 aspect ratio along with the option for pan&scan.  The image is generally solid. Although grain is annoying in a few scenes. Colors are rich and when grain isn't present, the image is slick and detailed.  Blacks and grays are deep.

SONY has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. It's not aggressive but there are a few atmospheric effects, wherein the surrounds kick in effectively, but they can't add much tension to a dull film.