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    Unique ID Code: 0000021490
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 12/8/2001 13:45
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    Mexican, The (US)

    8 / 10
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    Love with the safety off
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 123 mins
    Retail Price: $26.99
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    Together for the first time, superstars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts take a hilarious, action-packed tour south of the border with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in what People Magazine calls "a quirky romantic comedy with plenty of gunplay and intrigue."

    Before reckless Jerry can make amends with Samantha, he has to take one more wild ride down to Mexico to pick up a priceless antique pistol and settle his debts. As things begin heating up with mob bosses and hit men, the action boils over with surprise twists and turns in the film Roger Ebert gives "Thumbs Up".

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Deleted Scenes Complete with Filmmakers` Commentary
    HBO`s "The Making of The Mexican" Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Insightful Film Commentary from Director Gore Verbinski Plus Other Filmmakers
    In-Depth Production Notes & Detailed Cast and Filmmaker Biographies
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Gore Verbinski

    Written By:

    Sherman Augustus
    Bob Balaban
    J.K. Simmons
    James Gandolfini
    Julia Roberts
    Brad Pitt

    Casting By:
    Denise Chamian

    Soundtrack By:
    Alan Silvestri

    Director of Photography:
    Dariusz Wolski

    Craig Wood

    Costume Designer:
    Colleen Atwood

    Production Designer:
    Cecilia Montiel

    Paul Hellerman
    Lawrence Bender
    William S. Beasley
    John Baldecchi

    Executive Producer:
    J.H. Wyman
    William Tyrer
    Aaron Ryder
    Christopher Ball

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A cute comic-romantic drama about an old gun and people in relationships.
    Roberts delivers several very well written lines.
    The video transfers is good. While there are no compression signs at all, several of the desert scenes are a bit out of focus (or deliberately blurred).
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both very good. The surrounds are mainly (and brilliantly) used for ricochets sounds.
    The menus are all animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look, 9 deleted scenes and some production notes.
    Bottom line - an ok movie as long as you don`t expect it to shine due to its cast. Worth the watch.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 14/8/2001 01:20
    8 / 10
    Gosh, you gotta love the adorable Brad Pitt with his innocent face and puppy dog eyes, right? You also have to swoon over Julia Roberts lucious mouth and trademark hysterics, right? So, if they are together in a movie - it would have to be superior, right? Wrong.

    First, Pitt and Roberts are rarely together in this movie. This is the story of sad sack Jerry and his girlfriend, the less-than-understanding Sarah. A sudden car accident places Jerry right into the middle of the mob, running errands for a crime boss whom he unwittingly helped put in jail.

    Right off the bat, Jerry is sent on a mission to get a pistol called "The Mexican" from the crime boss` grandson, who is somewhere in Mexico. Sarah is then kidnapped in order to make sure that Jerry does the dirty deed right. For the rest of the movie, Jerry is suffering a series of mishaps in Mexico, while Sarah lives it up with her kidnapper in Las Vegas.

    I`d love to comment on the chemistry between the two, but it only seems to last for ten minutes of the movie, so there`s not much to judge. It`s not such a great love story in that respect, but the events surrounding Jerry`s Mexico trip are funny without being too slapstick.

    I gave the movie a 7, because I like both the stars. It would be nice to see them do a movie together some day.
    posted by Barbara Hunt on 4/2/2003 22:16