“THE PERFECT SCORE” gets another chance to find its
via a terrific dvd presentation from PARAMOUNT.
Erika Christensen and Scarlet Johansson star in this fast paced
drama/comedy. The plot focuses on a group of high school students,
completely different but willing to come together in an attempt at
stealing the answers to the dreaded SAT test they’re due to take.
What could easily have been a dumb, predictable film, actually feels
refreshing in the capable hands of director Brian Robbins and a fine
script. While the ending feels too contrived for an otherwise really
good film. Still, it’s entertaining and original enough to recommend.
It will also be a favorite amongst viewers that had revered such
films as “BREAKFAST CLUB,” and “WEIRD SCIENCE.”
PARAMOUNT has preserved the film’s correct aspect
ratio, with 16:9
enhancement. Colors are strong and there’s excellent detail in every
scene throughout the film. Contrast is flawless, and fleshtones are
perfectly natural throughout.
PARAMOUNT has presented a DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 mix.
While the mix is
acceptable, it’s a bit disappointing to find that an MTV-produced
film lacks the surround presence to boost an otherwise great score.
Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
PARAMOUNT has included some extras here. A commentary
Brian Robbins and writer Mark Schwahn, is offered. While not
entertaining enough for anyone but the fim’s biggest fans, it does
offer insight into the contrasting viewpoints of both men in
idealizing their unique vision for the final film. A featurette
comprised of standard fluff is offered, as well as a theatrical
trailer and trailers for other films.