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While Kevin Smith tends to divide audiences with his films, most people agree that his commentary tracks are some of the best in the business. Jersey Girl may be one of his less successful films, but this disc offers a pair of hilarious commentary tracks. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The disc does a fine job of capturing Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography, which made this easily the best-looking Kevin Smith film. The ...
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While Kevin Smith tends to divide audiences with his films, most people agree that his commentary tracks are some of the best in the business. Jersey Girl may be one of his less successful films, but this disc offers a pair of hilarious commentary tracks. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The disc does a fine job of capturing Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography, which made this easily the best-looking Kevin Smith film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The first commentary track features Smith, producer Scott Mosier, and Smith associate Jason Mewes. They have an irreverent, wide-ranging conversation that touches on a variety of topics including sex, how Gigli hurt this film's box-office potential, and a hilarious digression in which they discuss a version of Jersey Girl that could have borrowed elements from Village of the Damned. The second commentary track consists of Smith and star Ben Affleck. They have a genuine rapport with each other and talk about everything anyone could hope for, including the decision to cast Jennifer Lopez, Smith's feud with the British press, and the economics of the film industry. Interviews with the cast and crew, a video interview between Smith and Affleck, and a handful of Smith's "Roadside Attraction" pieces for The Tonight Show round out this release, which turns a less than interesting film into a highly entertaining DVD.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature commentary with writer/director Kevin Smith and actor Ben Affleck; Feature commentary with Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, and special guest Jason Mewes; From Mallrats to Jersey Girl: Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck talk shop; The Tonight Show's "Roadside Attractions" featuring Kevin Smith; Behind-the-scenes special; Text interviews with cast & crew; French-language track; Spanish subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Filmmaker Kevin Smith, a Garden State native who cut his directorial eyeteeth on the gritty indie Clerks, completes his gradual move into the mainstream with Jersey Girl, a formulaic romantic comedy that relies on Smith’s sharp dialogue and winning performances by Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler to give it some edge. Ben plays a hard-charging New York publicist who seems to have it all: great job, luxurious Manhattan lifestyle, and a gorgeous wife portrayed by Affleck’s ex-fiancé, Jennifer Lopez; but he goes to pieces after she dies in childbirth. He loses his high-powered job, moves back to New Jersey with his young daughter, and takes a dead-end job as a laborer. He spends the next seven years in a funk, snapping out of it only when a kooky video store clerk Tyler takes a romantic interest in him. Jersey Girl is a real departure for Smith; it doesn’t have the shiftless stoners, profane dialogue, or outrageous situations commonly found in his films. And he tones down his customary reliance on pop culture references, too. Instead, he focuses on developing the story’s principal characters, making them warm and believable. Affleck is not only credible but also sympathetic as the long-bereaved dad fearful of surrendering his heart to another woman. Tyler, who has seemed flat and colorless in her few outings as a conventional ingénue, lights up the screen as the honest, irrepressible, slightly odd young woman he reluctantly falls for. George Carlin is appropriately gruff as Affleck’s blue-collar dad, and little Raquel Castro manages to be cute but not cloying as the daughter. The working-class New Jersey milieu is accurately depicted, and the characters are so engaging that we’re willing to forgive Smith when he drags in threadbare narrative devices to bring the story to a satisfactory conclusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • UPC: 786936245660
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Affleck Ollie Trinke
Liv Tyler Maya
Jennifer Lopez Gertrude
Raquel Castro Gertie Trinke
George Carlin Bart Trinke
Jason Biggs Arthur Brickman
Mike Starr Block
Stephen Root Greenie
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Susan
Technical Credits
Kevin Smith Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Phil Benson Associate Producer
Jonathan Gordon Executive Producer
Laura Greenlee Co-producer
Diane Heery Casting
Robert H. Holtzman Production Designer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Michael Lerman Asst. Director
Scott Mosier Editor, Producer
Juliet Polcsa Costumes/Costume Designer
Glen Trew Sound/Sound Designer
James L. Venable Score Composer, Cinematographer
Elise G. Viola Art Director
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. My Family... [2:41]
2. "The Only Way We're Gonna Work" [7:26]
3. "We Lost Her" [6:21]
4. Back to Work [4:22]
5. "Try Acting Like a Father" [5:11]
6. The Next Best Thing [7:19]
7. Gertie Age Seven [4:37]
8. "What Are Your Intentions?" [3:27]
9. The Sympathetic Widower [6:03]
10. A Date With Dad [2:57]
11. Crushing [6:59]
12. Slinging Bullsh*t [5:57]
13. Daddy Wants... [8:56]
14. My City of Ruins [:41]
15. "If I Was a Smart Man" [6:34]
16. "God. That's Good" [5:52]
17. The Only Thing... [7:35]
18. End Credits [4:45]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary Tracks
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Kevin Smith and Actor Ben Affleck On
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Kevin Smith and Actor Ben Affleck Off
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Producer Scott Mosier and Special Guest Jason Mewes On
         Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Producer Scott Mosier and Special Guest Jason Mewes Off
      Roadside Attractions With Kevin Smith as Seen on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'
         Kevin Smith Introduction
         Upstate New York (Originally Aired December 11, 2001)
         Orlando, Florida (Originally Aired April 4, 2002)
         Tampa, Florida (Originally Aired May 17, 2002)
         Seattle, Washington (Originally Aired July 12, 2002)
         On the Set of Jersey Girl
         Play All
      Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith Interview
      Behind the Scenes of Jersey Girl
      Text Interviews With Cast and Crew
         Introduction
         Writer/Director Kevin Smith
         Ben Affleck, Part 1
         Ben Affleck, Part 2
         Liv Tyler, Part 1
         Liv Tyler, Part 2
         George Carlin
         Raquel Castro
         Matt Damon
         Producer Scott Mosier
         Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond
         Production Designer Robert "Ratface" Holtzman
         Costume Designer Juliet Polcsa
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
      Captions and Subtitles
         English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
         Spanish Subtitles
         None
   Sneak Peeks
      Finding Neverland
      Shall We Dance?
      Dear Frankie
      Raising Helen
      The Alamo
      Play All
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    For thosse of you who hate romance like I do, then you must see this movie.

    Years ago I was away from my wife, and the only show that was on at the time was this show. Unable to get anything else, I sat down and watched it.
    Now years later, I have the movie that at one point in time I would never have watched, but now am so thankful that I did. To this date, about three years later, while at B&N, I got this movie. That's how much of an impression this show made upon my life.
    As you can guess, I not only watched it,but my wife watched it with me as well. It brought laughter to our hearts, tears to our eyes, and engulfed us into a story that neither of us will ever forget. We hope you will watch it..You will not regret it in the least.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best movie I have seen in a long, long time.

    Where was the press on this movie? I am ashamed to admit that I went so long without seeing it. By far, it is probably the best movie I have seen all year. As usual, Kevin Smith does it again with writing that hits home and comedy in the right places. I've watched him through the years and am always impressed with his work, but this time he outdid himself, brilliantly directing this cast of heavy hitters. This is a MUST SEE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    surprising, but true

    I must admit, I was a skeptic. I appreciate movies by Kevin Smith, but Affleck I wasn't so sure of. This movie was great. I watched it again. It did make me cry. I thought Affleck gave a fine performance as the dad and son, and friend of Maya. Carlin was great as the dad as were the guys who played his friends - nice touch. What a nice surprise. Resounding impression. Movie Fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Plot, Good Story, But Oh That Affleck...

    Departing from his usual comic farce, director Kevin Smith brings us a tale of lost love and lost opportunities. While "Beniffer" is billed as the star, the real good performances come from Raquel Castro as his daughter, Liv Tyler as his love interest, and George Carlin as his father. Kudos also to character actors Mike Starr and Stephen Root as his dad's best friends. Carlin gives his best performance in a Smith movie since "Cardinal Glick" in Dogma. Affleck, however, seems to be forcibly giving his lines. Maybe it's just me, but he emotes like a man who has an impacted bowel. It's really sad since he gave such good performances in "Dogma", "Chasing Amy", and "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back". Still, it's not a total loss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVED THIS MOVIE

    THIS MOVIE MADE ME LAUGH AND CRY I LOVED IT THIS IS KEVIN SMITH'S BEST MOVIE RENT IT AND ENJOY IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie Ever!!!

    This movie is absolutely amazing, everyone loves it. It's funny, heart warming and romantic. It is a must see for everyone!!!

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