Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Buddy Films of All Buddy Films

On the flight over from France I watched the film “Sideways” on the little 6 inch screen. How did I miss this movie that won the Oscar for best film a few years ago? What a great movie! I mean there are buddy films and then there are BUDDY FILMS. This movie is buddy film at it's best. Now I know why Pinot Noir became so popular five years ago. I remember noticing this strange occurrence and now I realize why it happened. This may be old news to anyone reading this but because Miles (played by Paul Giamatti) arbors Merlot and worships the Pinot Noir grape, sales of Pinot skyrocketed and Merlot plummeted in the year following. It may be the most economically influential monologue ever delivered in a movie.

There are so many reasons that I love this movie. The ensemble work is as good as it gets. You really get the feeling that not only do the actors love being a part of this movie, but underlying the entire thing is this feeling that they really love one another. I know that maybe that sounds nuts, but you just get the feeling that they all knew they were making something very special and that somehow transfers itself to the screen.

If you somehow missed this movie five years ago, treat yourself to a fine wine and rent this movie.

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