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Race You to the Bottom (2005)



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A bisexual travel writer assigned the task of covering Napa Valley's most romantic hot spots invites an old college friend to join him on his quest, only to find their attraction blossoming into something much more complex in writer/director Russell Brown's look at fidelity, promiscuity, and sexual morality in the modern era. Nathan (Cole Williams) is an L.A.-based writer preparing to pen an article about the Napa Valley wine district. Recognizing that a trip to wine country is always more fun when you invite a friend along, Nathan contacts old college friend Maggie (Amber Benson), who readily agrees to join him on his trip. Though both Nathan and Maggie currently have boyfriends, their attraction to one another finds wine tasting taking a back seat to an affair that raises numerous questions as to the fragility of intimate relationships when love knows no gender.more
Rating: R (for sexual content, language and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Russell Brown
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On DVD: Jul 17, 2007
Regent Releasing - Official Site


Erin Cahill
as Waitress
Patrick Belton
as Tabriz Rug Guy
Al Liner
as Marco the Winery Ope...
Adam Del Rio
as Victor the Waiter
Kathy Garver
as Spa Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Race You to the Bottom

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Although more than a little familiar in its road movie-style romantic banter and bickering, the film is easy to take for a number of reasons, including the witty and frequently caustic dialogue.

May 18, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Self-consciously edgy and romantically limp.

May 4, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

An illuminating glimpse into some of the more challenging complications that contemporary relationships can present.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Interesting, well-acted debut feature from writer-director Russell Brown.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Brown's screenplay and direction, both economical and unshowy, sketch character dynamics in crisp terms that resist the temptation to explain all, beg sympathy or heighten drama for purely histrionic purposes.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Race You to the Bottom

An interesting premise, acted out by completely unbelievable cast.
The main draw for me was Justin (Green Arrow) Hartley, but he has all of five inutes of screen time and even he looked like he knew this was beneath him.
No pun intended.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

Gay-bi male in a relationship spends a business/vacation week of sex and fighting with young woman who is also in a relationship. During the entire movie they are "racing to the bottom" of everything a relationship demands.

Glen Shrope

This movie was shit. the characters were just so bad, couldn't find a single one to care about. Movie was just about what most other Indie film are...crap.

Leland Pierce

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