Sideways

Sideways

Sideways

  No question: Californian wine is heavy on the rise, hardly a yuppie-budget, where is the stuff from the Napa Valley not in the local wine cellars, and in upscale restaurants is the same. And is known for a standard that the Godfather himself Francis Ford Coppola owns a winery in the Wine Country, the Sunshine State, is likely to be aroused the curiosity of filminteressierten wine lovers. The director of About Schmidt, Alexander Payne, is now sending two broken plenty of heroes on an odyssey through the Santa Ynez Valley, one of the centers of viticulture in California, an amusing (Sauf) tour, somewhere between frustration and a formidable Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc located, is a road movie in the soul of the wine and its aficionados.

Jack Lopate (Thomas Hayden Church) is a moderately successful actor and an even greater woman hero who is now, after years of aimless Herumvögelns finally get under the hood. But before that happens, has become his friend Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), a small surprise devised a one-week vacation together in the Santa Ynez Valley, with extensive wine tasting, golf and lots of free time. Unfortunately, Miles puts a lot of frustrated English teacher and an amateur author due to the separation from his girlfriend Vicky in a full-blown midlife crisis, which now begins to affect the course of the holiday in sensitive measurements.

In the stylish Saab Convertible now trip for which are set up, the oily Casanova Jack a bold master plan has: it is essential prior to entry into the safe haven of marriage so many women happy as possible. A project that meets with Miles, however little enthusiasm, who would rather enjoy the wines and arrange his life. But fortunately, does not join the two projects, especially in the area, nor a shortage of women and of wine. Jack throws herself eagerly into a passionate affair with the attractive Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while the restrained Miles has a thing for the waitress Maya (Virginia Madsen). Everything seems to run well, but next week is more turbulent and insightful than it first seems …

Once again, Alexander Payne’s Sideways, with a happy and successful generation profoundly true portrait, maintains the same basis and razor-sharp analysis. His two protagonists are not only popular figure, but ordinary men in their forties, flying the much-quoted dictum of “men in the prime of life” with pleasure absurdity. A film as light and sweet, like a Cabernet Sauvignon from the best location. Cheers!

Title: Sideways Country of production: USA Year of production: 2004 Length: 124 (Min) of material: (# ) Twentieth Century Fox

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