2004. USA. Alexander Payne. 126 min.
Friday, July 10, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
2004. USA. Directed by Alexander Payne. Written by Payne, Jim Taylor. With Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh. “Sideways may look like a standard midlife crisis, buddies-on-the-road movie, but don’t be fooled. It’s remarkably sweet and funny and sad. At a time when most Hollywood comedies are little more than gagfests peopled by joke-bots, its humanity should be doubly prized—even if, unlike Paul Giamatti’s wine connoisseur, you like Merlot” (Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor). NYFCC Best Picture, 2004. 126 min.
In the Film exhibition Critical Favorites: The New York Film Critics Circle at 75
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