IMDb review link: www.imdb.com/title/sideways
This 126 minutes comedy still make me laugh at seeing two dam smart losers! How Miles and Jack enjoy Jack’s (played by Thomas Haden Chu) pre-marital bachelor trip? My first credit goes to Rex Pickett the writer. The original novel Sideways was rejected by 15 publishers is unbelievable! Alexander Payne‘s direction is remarkable. His Jack Nicholson’s acted About Schmidt (2002) was great known to me. Sideways is more than what I love about watching cinema! I love the character of Miles acted by Paul Giamatti and his use of easy wits, “Oh, Jesus. Don’t ask questions like that up in wine country. They’ll think you’re some kind of dumbshit, OK?”
Miles: “Explain the situation? Yes. ‘Excuse me, sir, my friend was the one balling your wife couple of hours ago. Really sorry. He seems to have left his wallet behind. I was wondering if I come in, just poke around, I don’t know’
Jack: Yeah, yeah, just like that. That’s good.”
The humorous one at the first wine shop scene, “Let me show you how this is done. First thing, hold the glass up and examine the wine against the light. You’re looking for color and clarity. Just, get a sense of it. OK? Uhh, thick? Thin? Watery? Syrupy? OK? Alright. Now, tip it. What you’re doing here is checking for color density as it thins out towards the rim. Uhh, that’s gonna tell you how old it is, among other things. It’s usually more important with reds. OK? Now, stick your nose in it. Don’t be shy, really get your nose in there. Mmm… a little citrus… maybe some strawberry… [smacks lips]“.
Lol, I can hardly spend so much time before drinking a glass of Pinot. How people do that?
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003):
IMDb review link: www.imdb.com/title/under-the-tuscan-sun
The film I watched a little long ago, may be a year-back. I love the smile of Diane Lane, Frances. A very familiar smile of one of my beloved friend. But this is not just the reason that I liked this film. It begins with the funny divorce scene of Frances, who acts the role of a literary review writer. Then the strange-comical gay bus tour of Tuscany village! During the vacation she falls in love with the village and certainly decided to buy a villa to live her own way of life. She decided and experienced an enormous, adventurous, funny and romantic life. I never read Frances Mayes’ original novel Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy but I think director Audrey Wells strongly mastered the story, become completely alive to me!
With love V.