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Thursday, July 21st, 2005 · 3 Comments

My dad and I finished watching Sideways last night, which Jen and I had started the other night. Usually when a movie has so much hype surrounding it, it’s hard to forget the hype and just watch the movie. I feared that’s what was happening at first, but then I realized I was really enjoying the movie. I like wine. I like California. I like strange plots. It’s a pretty dark movie, actually, with all the lying, cheating, stealing, and deception. It made me long for Sonoma and Napa Valley, despite the movie’s southern and central California settings.

We also have the Aviator to watch and have to squeeze that in sometime before tomorrow night and amidst the NYC Ballet tonight.

Tags: movies

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe V. // Jul 21, 2005 at 9:45 am

    Jenny and I weren’t blown away by sideways. Not a bad movie (and we agree that it makes you miss Ca. wine country), but didn’t come close to living up to the hype it got in the press, in our opinion.

    And if anyone quit drinking the quality Ca. Merlots because of the movie….oy vey.


  • 2 Gabe A_nderson // Jul 21, 2005 at 9:49 am

    i agree. not blown away by any means. it was an enjoyable movie, but probably not one i’d want to watch again.

  • 3 Suzanne // Jul 21, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    Gabe: Glad you like quirky plots and the side splitting dark humor of Sideways. I would love to hear your opinion of “Crash.” Varied stories unfold with the underlying theme of racism –not just from “white folks”.