Sideways - the
Academy Award® winning movie - explores the small and large deceits
found within our common humanity. It begins when wine connoisseur
Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his old college roomate Jack (Thomas
Haden Church) on a wine-tasting tour of the Santa Barbara wineries
for an extended bachelor party.
for life (and his un-ending need to sow some wild oats before his
wedding) lead them inevitably to intertwine with the two well-cast
female roles -- an equally exuberant wine pourer (Sandra Oh) and a
recently divorced waitress (Virginia Madsen).
movie, look for now-famous Santa Barbara locales. And if you are at
all hesitant about buying this DVD, you should know that Miles'
soliloquy on Pinot Noir, and Maya's on why she loves wine, are
must-haves for the library of every wine lover -- novice and
collector alike. (To see a clip of Maya's treatise on why she loves
wine, click here, then click the "Downloads" tab and select
"Miles Needs a Shove")
With a real but
gentle compassion, Sideways explores the failures, and
struggles of mid-life. From Alexander Payne, the director of
Election and About Schmidt.
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