Sunday, September 6, 2009


Based on the novel by Rex Pickett
Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Directed by Alexander Payne

Paul Giamatti
Thomas Haden Church
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh

Premiere date: September 13, 2004 (Toronto Film Festival)
R for language, some strong sexual content and nudity.

A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack’s final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Emerging from a haze of pinot noir, wistful yearnings and trepidation about the future, the two inevitably collide with reality.

National Board of Review
Best Supporting Actor - Thomas Haden Church
Best Adapted Screenplay

5 Academy Award Nominations, 1 Win
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Supprting Actor - Thomas Haden Church
Best Supprting Actress - Virginia Madsen
Best Adapted Screenplay


Tim De Boer said...

Good movie, but I absolutely hated Jack.

Rae Kasey said...

Haha, I understand. It's a great performance but an obnoxious character. He's not someone I'd want to spend any time with.

Ellen said...

The fact that Paul Giamatti missed out on a nomination for this is one of the worst AMPAS crimes in recent memory. The movie wouldn't have worked half as well without his perfect lead performance.

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