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New Best Friend
     

New Best Friend

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Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams

Cast: Mia Kirshner, Meredith Monroe, Dominique Swain

 

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Zoe Clarke-Williams high-school drama New Best Friend comes to DVD with pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are

Overview

Zoe Clarke-Williams high-school drama New Best Friend comes to DVD with pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, filmographies, and trailers. Although the film may not be well known, this is an excellent disc from Columbia/TriStar.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
This catty, tawdry, generally well-acted B-movie would be nothing but fun if it weren't for two things: the credibility-impaired casting of too-young, too-pretty Taye Diggs as a dogged sheriff, and the fussy chronology necessitated by telling the story from his point of view. As lawman Artie Bonner, Diggs furrows his brow and scowls introspectively, but he can't seem to show the audience what's happening in his character's head. (Nor does screenwriter Victoria Strouse do much to explain why a guy so wet behind the ears would be trusted with an attempted-murder investigation.) Luckily, his screen time is minimized by the frequent flashbacks to the deliciously dishy crime itself. The four female leads have fun stabbing backs, swapping men, snorting drugs, and engaging in the odd bit of girl-on-girl action. Rachel True, so appealing whenever Hollywood deigns to offer her a role, is particularly witchy, as befits an alumna of The Craft. Most of the plot, however, centers on Meredith Monroe's poor little rich girl and her wrong-side-of-the-tracks nemesis, played with verve and ambiguity by Mia Kirshner. If it were told in a more straightforward manner, like a gothic soap opera rather than a police procedural, New Best Friend might have become a bad-girl classic. As is, it's merely adequate.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/2002
UPC:
0043396087132
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen and full-screen presentations; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital); Subtitles: English, French; Director's commentary; Filmographies; Bonus trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mia Kirshner Alicia
Meredith Monroe Hadley
Dominique Swain Sydney
Scott Bairstow Trevor
Rachel True Julianne
Taye Diggs Artie
Oliver Hudson Actor
Glynnis O'Connor Connie
Joanna Canton Sarah
Eric Michael Cole Warren
Rhoda Griffis Attending Nurse

Technical Credits
Zoe Clarke-Williams Director
Norman Buckley Editor
Valerie Fann Set Decoration/Design
David A. Hughes Score Composer
Frank Mancuso Producer
John Murphy Score Composer
Tom Priestley Cinematographer
Patsy C. Rainey Costumes/Costume Designer
Burton Rencher Production Designer
Victoria Strouse Screenwriter
Linwood Taylor Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:27]
2. Goddam Rich Girls [2:42]
3. Scene of the Crime [3:33]
4. Job Interview [1:44]
5. Finacial Aid Interview [2:07]
6. Sociology [2:10]
7. Alicia's Date Book [1:53]
8. "She Cleans Up Nice." [1:22]
9. Drug Run [2:33]
10. Field Research [2:53]
11. Center of Attention [1:29]
12. Hadley's Birthday Trip [3:43]
13. Turned Down [2:39]
14. Hanging With Alicia [7:16]
15. Max the Local Dealer [1:51]
16. Hadley's Private Stock [3:21]
17. Little Miss Innocent [2:40]
18. Hot Tonight [:47]
19. Bulimics 'R' Us [5:10]
20. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous [2:02]
21. Her Eye on Warren [1:16]
22. Blonde Chick Brawl [3:59]
23. Dinner With Daddy [4:04]
24. Setback [1:23]
25. "Do the Right Thing." [3:44]
26. Candlelight Vigil [2:48]
27. Hospital Visit [1:00]
28. Under Arrest [2:24]
1. Start [3:27]
2. Goddam Rich Girls [2:42]
3. Scene of the Crime [3:33]
4. Job Interview [1:44]
5. Finacial Aid Interview [2:07]
6. Sociology [2:10]
7. Alicia's Date Book [1:53]
8. "She Cleans Up Nice." [1:22]
9. Drug Run [2:33]
10. Field Research [2:53]
11. Center of Attention [1:29]
12. Hadley's Birthday Trip [3:43]
13. Turned Down [2:39]
14. Hanging With Alicia [7:16]
15. Max the Local Dealer [1:51]
16. Hadley's Private Stock [3:21]
17. Little Miss Innocent [2:40]
18. Hot Tonight [:47]
19. Bulimics 'R' Us [5:10]
20. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous [2:02]
21. Her Eye on Warren [1:16]
22. Blonde Chick Brawl [3:59]
23. Dinner With Daddy [4:04]
24. Setback [1:23]
25. "Do the Right Thing." [3:44]
26. Candlelight Vigil [2:48]
27. Hospital Visit [1:00]
28. Under Arrest [2:24]

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New Best Friend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was really good because it dealt with the severity of drugs and how popular kids don't have the perfect life as a lot of people think (ex. if they were molested or didn't get enough attention growing up) I loved it and I liked that 'Andy' from Dawson's Creek could play a serious role( she was really good in it!)