We watched this movie last night, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I love wine, so I found that element of the movie particularly entertaining. I was quite surprised that Myles' favorite was Pinot Noir...from my understanding, that's not one of the more popular wines. I also didn't know there was a white sauvignon! Anyway, when Mia was describing why she loved wine, it was awesome! There was one point in the movie when Jennifer got up to get a drink or something, so I paused it. She was really taken back and said "You PAUSED it?!?! It's not like you'd miss anything!" Obviously, she was not amused by the movie. I loved it! It was definitely on a much different level than your typical comedy. I thought it was a REAL movie. I could have done without the big ugly overweight man running naked, but it was short lived. A few observations: when tasting various wines, they never rinsed out the glass or got a new one, they just dumped it out and poured the next wine in, even with the remaining drops of the previous wine still at the bottom of the glass. How can you scrutinize the next wine at the level Myles and Mia did if there were always traces of other wines mixed in?? Secondly, everytime Myles hit a golf ball, it was a horrible shot, not even in the same zip code as his intended target. However, when it came time to hit a ball at the people trying to play through, he hit their golf cart dead on! I can appreciate the humor in that, but it didn't go unnoticed. I thought it was very tasteful when Myles and Mia stayed the night together. They went in to her house for the night, but the camera did not follow. Darkness faded to morning light and then the camera entered Mia's house. They made their point without including a sex scene. Not that there wasn't a sex scene...who could forget that! I think that scene should be shown to 12 year old boys who pray to God to please let them see a naked woman. Wow. They'd never forget that. Anyway, I really enjoyed the movie. I laughed quite a bit. Loved the scenery. One thing I can't figure out still is why they named it Sideways? I've been searching for some deep meaning or relevance, but I come up empty. Any ideas?
Posted by Kirk Wimberley at 7/26/2005 11:20:00 PM