Wednesday, November 25, 2015


(Post 9 of 50)

Some quick takes on the most relatively recent listings from the
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list

I don't want to sound too cutesy and say Sideways has aged liked fine wine since the last time I saw it, but there you have it. Basically a buddy picture, with Miles (Paul Giamatti) the wine loving writer who is trying to get himself together after a painful break-up and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) the lady loving actor and a player that wants to have a fling before his upcoming marriage. The bottom line is despite their flaws, I really like these guys. That even goes for Jack, who can be more than a bit of a jerk at times. But they seem real. And the female romantic interests played by Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen are engaging characters as well.

Think I'll go have some Pinot Noir now.


  1. I loved this movie when it came out, and still enjoy re-watching it with a glass of wine :) This is also the first movie that I really took notice of Giamatti's considerable talent as an actor.