Sideways

Synopsis: Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 122 wins & 87 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
94
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
R
Year:
2004
127 min
$71,444,367
Website
583 Views


BARISTA:

Hey, Miles.

MILES:

Hey, Simon. Triple espresso, please.

BARISTA:

Rough night, huh?

(ringing it up)

For here?

MILES:

No, I'm running late. Make it to go.

And give me a New York Times and...

(scanning the display

case)

...a spinach croissant.

EXT. 5 FREEWAY ENTRANCE RAMP - DAY

Miles's Saab chugs up the ramp and merges.

INSERT - NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE --

-- pressed against the STEERING WHEEL. The puzzle is about

1/3 finished.

EXT. 5 FREEWAY - DAY

As though from an adjacent car, we see Miles driving while

carefully filling in an answer.

INT./EXT. SAAB - DAY

THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD --

A SIGN reads:

RANCHO PALOS VERDES

PALOS VERDES ESTATES

1/4 MILE

PAN TO MILES as he signals to change lanes. The finished

puzzle lies on the passenger seat.

EXT. PALOS VERDES STREET - DAY

The houses on this block are blandly palatial as in so many

affluent Southern California suburbs.

Miles's car pull into the driveway behind an older BMW and

two LEXI. He gets out and trots toward the front door.

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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. more…

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