Friday, February 11, 2005

Oenophilia and a road movie

Last night went with Rullsenberg to see Sideways. A minor but excellent film about male bonding, wine, sex, relationships, oh, and wine. It's also funny.

Paul Giamatti is excellent as Miles, a depressive wine obsessive sometime novelist. Thomas Haden Church is also good as Jack, a mid-life tv actor whose best roles are behind him looking for a weekend of fun and sex before he weds. They get involved with Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen who are also excellent.

Go see.

Miles has the opinion that Pinot Noir is good and Merlot bad. (I can't understand Miles's detestation for Merlot but that's because I'm a oenophile who drinks what he likes and likes what he drinks).

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