Sideways | B+

director: Alexander Payne
starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church

A great, “little” independent flick about two friends taking a weekend trip to California’s wine country. It’s not necessarily a gut-busting, over-the-top, laugh-fest, but I found it pretty hilarious nonetheless. It won’t be for everyone; there’s some pretention you might have to get over in order to enjoy it. It’s almost good enough to make you want to go on a weekend jaunt to wine country. Almost. “I don’t want the fucking Merlot!” indeed.
Updated: October 9, 2005 — 9:06 am

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