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Sideways

The movie Sideways was based on the book Sideways.

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Movie details for Sideways

The movie was released in 2004 and directed by Alexander Payne, who also directed Election (1999) and About Schmidt (2002). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht, Missy Doty, M.C. Gainey, Alysia Reiner, Shake Tukhmanyan, Shaun Duke, Robert Covarrubias, Patrick Gallagher, Stephanie Faracy, Joe Marinelli, Chris Burroughs, Toni Howard, Rev. Fr. Khoren Babouchian, Lee Brooks and Peter Dennis.

 

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With Sideways, Paul Giamatti (American Splendor, Storytelling) has become an unlikely but engaging romantic lead. Struggling novelist and wine connoisseur Miles (Giamatti) takes his best friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church, Wings) on a wine-tasting tour of C... Read More
With Sideways, Paul Giamatti (American Splendor, Storytelling) has become an unlikely but engaging romantic lead. Struggling novelist and wine connoisseur Miles (Giamatti) takes his best friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church, Wings) on a wine-tasting tour of California vineyards for a kind of extended bachelor party. Almost immediately, Jack's insatiable need to sow some wild oats before his marriage leads them into double-dates with a rambunctious wine pourer (Sandra Oh, Under the Tuscan Sun) and a recently divorced waitress (Virginia Madsen, The Hot Spot)--and Miles discovers a little hope that he hasn't let himself feel in a long time. Sideways is a modest but finely tuned film; with gentle compassion, it explores the failures, struggles, and lowered expectations of mid-life. Giamatti makes regret and self-loathing sympathetic, almost sweet. From the director of Election and About Schmidt. --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Sideways

Sideways was written by Rex Pickett. The book was published in 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Raves for the film: 'This deliciously bittersweet movie makes magic out of the quotidian. And it makes it look effortless.'-Newsweek 'One of those rare movies filled with characters so vivid that when the closing credits roll, you're almost disappointed b... Read More
Raves for the film: 'This deliciously bittersweet movie makes magic out of the quotidian. And it makes it look effortless.'-Newsweek 'One of those rare movies filled with characters so vivid that when the closing credits roll, you're almost disappointed because you so want to keep watching these folks as their lives unfold.'-People magazine