Erin Richter

Sarah Jessica Parker squeals, Matthew McConaughey charms, but their supernova smiles aren’t enough to power an unlikely romantic comedy about a ”professional interventionist” who falls for the charismatic but immature 35-year-old hunk she’s been hired to lure from his parents’ home. EXTRAS In addition to the standard lovey-dovey making-of doc, a featurette looks at actual thirtysomethings living with their folks. And in their spirited one-on-one, McConaughey and Terry Bradshaw (who plays his butt-baring pop) chat about nude scenes and the 2006 Rose Bowl.

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There’s awkward funny, as in NBC’s hit The Office, and then there’s awkward awkward, as in Prime, a hackneyed romantic dramedy from writer-director Ben Younger. Of course, Uma Thurman glows as Rafi, a 37-year-old divorcée who falls for a sexy 23-year-old. And Meryl Streep effortlessly kvetches as the therapist who discovers her Jewish son’s girlfriend is her gentile patient.

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Comparing ''Pride & Prejudice'' and ''Domino''

Comparing ”Pride & Prejudice” and ”Domino”

Fresh-faced and Empire-waisted in one, black-eyelined and bulletproof-vested in the other. One performance Oscar-nominated, the other…not. But a closer look at Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice (PG, 129 mins., Universal, 2005) and Domino (R, 128 mins., New Line, 2005) reveals that these flicks have more in common than their striking star.

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Do we need a new ''Four Weddings and Funeral'' DVD?

Do we need a new ”Four Weddings and Funeral” DVD?

The romantic comedy that reveled in Hugh Grant’s charm, W.H. Auden’s emotion, and the exclamatory power of ”Bugger!” marks its silk anniversary with the Four Weddings and a Funeral: Deluxe Edition.

SOMETHING OLD The cast further proves its comic mettle in deleted scenes. Informed that the bride’s father is hard of hearing, guests bellow receiving-line compliments to the increasingly irritated, hearing-unimpaired groom’s father.

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Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, ...

Man-lovin’ Samantha discovered that bigger isn’t necessarily better, but with Sex and the City: The Complete Series, HBO’s wagering that too much is never enough for Sex addicts. Following last December’s Manolo-packed six-season set comes this 20-disc ”ultimate DVD collection,” pretty in a pink-velvet binder and stylishly packaged in pastel with pages of episode synopses and glamour shots.

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EW's Celebrity Wish List

SEAN PAUL: Wishes He Were… An Olympic Swimmer?

Before the music took off, I was swimming and playing water polo for Jamaica. My mother and father were both swimmers, my grandfather was on the first national water polo team for Jamaica. My events were 100-meter freestyle and backstroke, and my best freestyle time was 57 seconds. Matt Biondi, who was a great gold medalist [in the ’80s and ’90s], did about 47 seconds, so I was a little bit off.”

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Warmhearted characters take the chill off Alan Rickman’s directorial debut, a stark ensemble drama about the connections and struggles among the denizens of a Scottish coastal town: A grief-paralyzed widow (Emma Thompson) gets an unexpected visit from her meddling mother (Thompson’s real-life mum, Phyllida Law); two old biddies cope with mortality by cheerfully attending one funeral after another; a teenage couple experiments with sex; two boys test their friendship while playing hooky.

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Denis Leary, Rescue Me

Denis Leary and cocreator Peter Tolan (The Job) imbue FX’s provocative firehouse drama of Rescue Me: The Complete First Season with such warts-and-all authenticity that some people might be scared off. Doing a slow burn since 9/11, firefighter Tommy Gavin (a perfectly acerbic Leary) drinks on duty, tortures his estranged wife’s boyfriend, and talks to ghosts. His comrades grapple with stalkers, infidelity, and intimate body waxing. And that’s all in the first 13 episodes.

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Turns out that the private parts of greedy businessman/womanizer Benito Gonzalez (Javier Bardem, who is prominently featured on the DVD cover grabbing said area) aren’t all that treasured in Golden Balls, Spanish co-writer/director Bigas Luna’s ode to machismo (his follow-up to 1992’s sex comedy Jamón, Jamón, which also starred Bardem). Instead, they just get him into trouble.

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