Lovewrecked appears to be a standard teen movie chick flick, starring the likes of Amanda Bynes and Chris Carmack. Off the get-go the only things appealing to me about this movie are I get too see Chris Carmack on my TV for the first time since he played Luke on The OC and it takes place on a colorful island.
Jenny (Amanda Bynes) is a bookworm who just graduated high school and plans on attending medical school after the summer, during which she will be working at a resort with her best frien… Ryan. Ryanï¿½s with her because he obviously has a thing for Jenny, and Jennyï¿½s because she hears her favorite pop star, Jason Masters (Chris Carmack), frequents the resort. Before long Jason does show up, and Jenny competes for his attention with her rival, Alexis.
Waiting to be swept off her feet, Jenny sneaks aboard a pirate-themed cruise to get closer to Jason, but when he falls overboard she immediately jumps after him with a lifeboat. The two float around for quite a few hours before they find land, where theyï¿½re marooned and struggling to survive. When Jenny realizes they are in fact just a few miles north of their resort on the same island, she hides this fact from Jason, who, crippled by a broken foot, is unable to explore the island. Will her scheme to get close with the man of her dreams work, or is she going to be exposed?
Lovewrecked isnï¿½t my kind of movie, but Iï¿½ll try to be completely unbiased with regard to its quality. If I were a teenage girl, I think I would really enjoy this adventurous movie, for what it tries to be it does pretty well. While the dialogue isnï¿½t anything better than you would expect from a movie of this sort, I really enjoyed the scenery and put up with the standard teenage humor. I wouldnï¿½t personally recommend this movie to anyone I know, but I can see its potential appeal for a younger female audience and suggest if youï¿½re in that demographic, check it out.
Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen, Lovewrecked comes to DVD with slightly disappointing results. There is no denying that this is a soft-looking transfer. With all these ï¿½prettyï¿½ actors and actresses, you would think the transfer would be much more detailed than it actually is. By far the best thing about this transfer is the beautiful shots of the island. The colors also looked nice, especially the blue ocean. However, thatï¿½s not enough to save an otherwise mediocre transfer.
Lovewrecked offers up a 5.1 Dolby Digital track, but it hardly makes use of anything besides the front channels. When I say this movie is very front-heavy, I mean it. There are only a few scenes that utilize the rear channels and even these didnï¿½t sound great. The only thing keeping this track from becoming a complete dud is the quality coming from the front channels, which sounded good but again not great. Iï¿½m sure that even fans of the film will be disappointed to hear this one.
Subtitles are available in Spanish.
Lovewrecked is a pretty basic DVD release, with very few specials features. If bonus material is a big selling point for you, you might want to avoid this disc altogether.
Whatï¿½s here is a small collection of deleted scenes that serve no real purpose to the continuity of the film, and the filmï¿½s theatrical trailer.
Lovewrecked is just a standard teenage comedy. Iï¿½ll never watch it again, but its target demographic, teenage girls, will probably enjoy it. As for this disc, the special features are completely weak, and the audio and video do no more than get the job done. Buying this disc is for hardcore fans of the movie only.
Special Features List
- Deleted scenes
- Theatrical trailer