The romance stuff was also pretty blasť. The connection between the actors was almost nonexistent, and it didnít help that it was presented in a way that dragged down the already mediocre flick even lower. I did however find much of the movie funny. Not hilarious by any means, but it could definitely be considered ďsmile inducingĒ, cast aside the annoyingly lame ďgay in bedĒ joke with Brosnan and Harrelson. A huge portion of the viewerís entertainment will stem from how much they can enjoy the filmís humor, so be sure to keep that in mind while watching (if you do partake, that is). My final complaint concerning the movie would be that it should have been rated R, and in that regard could have featured a full on nude scene with Hayek on the beach. Yes, I realize this sounds like some boyish fantasty (which it is), but Iím sure many people (and by people, I mean guys) would agree that had this been the case, it would have qualified as a four-star movie. Whoís with me?
Feature Commentary (with Brett Ratner, producer Beau Flynn, and editor Mark Helfrich): Despite Ratner praising his film a bit too much, this is an informative and detailed listen. Itís especially fun to hear them talk about the actors.
Deleted/Alternate Scenes (16:48 - with optional commentary): We get 15 of them. Many of them are unnecessary to the movie (which is why they got cut), but are still entertaining to watch. The alternate ending is also humorous, but I think unintentionally so.
Blooper Reel (4:51): Some of these clips are hilarious, while others arenít as much. Still worth watching.
Before, During, and After the Sunset (1:10:19): A lengthy and in-depth documentary that I enjoyed very much. Compared to many ďmaking-ofĒ featurettes of late, this one reigns supreme. Informs on everything from pre-production, filming, post-production, and more. Watch it!
Charlie Rose Show (18:25): Depending on whether or not you like Rose or his show, you will love or hate this. I donít like Rose, so I didnít like this as much as I wanted to.
Interview With a Jewel Thief (8:09): Should be cooler than it is. Brett Ratner interviews an ex-thief named Bill Mason. Sort of boring, but mildly interesting none-the-less.
Visual Effects Comparison (3:18): Short, but sweet. We see just how sophisticated some of the seemingly simple scenes are from the film. I found this to be an excellent addition to the DVD.
We also get a Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots, and two Previews for other New Line films.