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Sideways DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV

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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
This film grows on you the more you watch it. Its a bit of a lads film and its inherited a bit of a cult following. Easy to watch movie with plenty of laughs....

Following ABOUT SCHMIDT and ELECTION, Alexander Payne once again focuses on the comedy of personal tragedy in the hilarious and poignant SIDEWAYS. Paul Giamatti (AMERICAN SPLENDOR) plays Miles, the film's antihero, a failed author and self-defeatist who still pines for his ex-wife, who divorced him years before. Meanwhile, Miles's old friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church) is getting married, and the two set off on a bachelors' road trip through California wine country. While Miles looks forward to male bonding over the best bottles the vineyards can offer, Jack is a playful philanderer who just wants to get laid. Thus, this fortysomething odd couple find themselves in conflict, leading to a chaotic week of disagreements, miscast romance with some local women (Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh), and eventually, total meltdown. Payne's artistic direction and excellent character construction will have viewers reeling with laughter, while also feeling true compassion for these two easy-to-read buddies. The film offers beautiful photography of the California countryside, some unique insight into the wine industry, and a soundtrack featuring tunes by Luna, Pat Travers, Bonnie Raitt, and others. Viewers will come away from SIDEWAYS with a smile on their faces, and a thirst for a nice glass of Pinot Noir.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary By Paul Giamatti And Thomas Haden Church
8 Deleted Scenes With Introductions
Behind The Scenes Featurette
Easter Eggs
Inside Look: Kingdom Of Heaven
Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages - English
Subtitles - English Hard Of Hearing
Region 2 / PAL / Colour
Running Time 122 Minutes
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#1
This is a top film....... ensure you have a nice bottle of pinot or a nice red.......

Rick
#2
RickT
This is a top film....... ensure you have a nice bottle of pinot or a nice red.......

Rick


Agreed....just as long as its not a Merlot :thumbsup:
#3
Great film. Very watchable.
#4
Horrible film. Dreadful characters. Depressing story with no merits. And they try to pitch it as a comedy! Can you tell I don't like this film? ;) But it won a bunch of awards so what do I know.
#5
I thought this film was really - good and I know a lot more about wine now than red gives you a bad head in the morning.
#6
Absolute terrible film imo, just couldn't get into it and i did try. Good price though
#7
j_o_h_n
Horrible film. Dreadful characters. Depressing story with no merits. And they try to pitch it as a comedy! Can you tell I don't like this film? ;) But it won a bunch of awards so what do I know.


Agreed, grossly overated. Emperor's new clothes syndrome ?
#8
don't know if this is good or bad!
#9
charles w
Agreed, grossly overated. Emperor's new clothes syndrome ?


I think this film is a bit like Marmite - you either love it or hate it (I personally subscribe to the former)
#10
charles w
Agreed, grossly overated. Emperor's new clothes syndrome?

Can quite see how this fits into that syndrome! :thinking:
It's just a film that a lot of people liked and got goood reviews, no big deal.
#11
not really a comedy,
drama/love story
i didnt get the hype, overrated in my opinion
#12
superb film, one of my favourites.
#13
peterjmay
superb film, one of my favourites.

Me to. I ordered it to watch the extras and left Rep for the OP. :thumbsup:
I've seen it 2 or 3 times and it's one of the rare films that I can imagine watching a lot.
#14
great film

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