Roughin It (2002) – By Jason S. Lockard

Mark Twain is known for writing some of literature’s greatest stories including; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Prince and the Pauper, just to name a few. Than in 1872 he published ‘Roughin it’ and in 2002 Artisan Entertainment decided to make this classic into a miniseries. This is the DVD we are going to look at this time.

Samuel Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain (played remarkably by James Garner) is scared to death when he is asked to deliver a speech at Bryn Mawr’s graduation. Once the great author is before the crowd and begins to speek the entranced crowd sits mesmerized as the story teller begins to weave a story of his earlier days and how he had to ‘rough it’ in the raw western frontier.

This 3 hour mini-series features a great cast of actors, a great story and a beautiful cinematography. While no bonus features are found you do get the 3 hour mini-series in beautiful video and 2.0 Dolby surround sound.

So if your a fan of Mark Twain’s tales or the Hallmark entertainment mini-series, by all means pick this one up, you won’t regret it! To find out how to get a copy for yourself visit or your local DVD provider and pick up a copy today.

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: Family
Genre: comedy
Length: Over 3 hours
DVD Released: 2002
DVD Rating: A