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Sideways (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Charming, thoughtful, and often funny, Sideways is a decidedly mature road trip comedy full of excellent performances.

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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.
Rating:
R (for language, some strong sexual content and nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Box Office:
$71,444,367.00
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Cast

Sandra Oh
as Stephanie
Jessica Hecht
as Victoria
Missy Doty
as Cammi
Alysia Reiner
as Christine Erganian
Shake Toukhmanian
as Mrs. Erganian
M.C. Gainey
as Cammi's Husband
Marylouise Burke
as Mile's Mother
Duke Moosekian
as Erganian, Mike
Robert Covarrubias
as Mile's Building Manager
Patrick Gallagher
as Gary The Bartender
Stephanie Faracy
as Stephanie's Mother
Joe Marinelli
as Frass Canyon Pourer
Chris Burroughs
as Chris At Sanford
Toni Howard
as Evelyn Berman-silverman
Rev. Fr. Khoren Babouchian
as Armenian Priest
Lee Brooks
as Ken Cortland
Peter Dennis
as Leslie Brough
Alison Herson
as Foxen Winery Pourer
Phil Reeves
as Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks
Robert Trow
as Obnoxious Golfer
Lacey Rae
as Los Olivos Waitress
Daniel Rogers
as Reciting Eighth Grader
Simon Kassis
as Mini-mart Owner
Sevag Kendirjian
as Armenian Deacon
Heghine (Helen) Harboyan
as Wedding Vocalist
Gohar Toranyan
as Wedding Organist
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Critic Reviews for Sideways

All Critics (223) | Top Critics (48)

Payne does know how to capture two kinds of male menopause. But I can't say he ever surprised me.

Full Review… | February 13, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sideways stays resolutely life-size. And that, in this age of hype and hyperventilation, may be the most radical thing about it.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Newsweek
Top Critic

Intelligent, funny and moving.

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
Time Out
Top Critic

Payne has made a movie for the same sorts of people, one with body and 'nose' and character that movie lovers will savor long after the credits have rolled.

November 19, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

This isn't the sort of road comedy we're used to seeing. Its humor is more likely to provoke smiles and light chuckles than guffaws.

November 12, 2004
Houston Chronicle
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Much like Altman, Hal Ashby and Billy Wilder -- three filmmakers whose movies are celebrated for their naturalism, their humanism and their wicked, often merciless satire -- Payne makes films about ordinary people with their rumples and flaws left intact,

November 12, 2004
Miami Herald
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Audience Reviews for Sideways

Not exactly life-changing but it had its moments. And Paul Giamatti.

   
   

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½

Giamatti's manic self-loathing is the films' greatest aspect, but Payne has written and directed a mature and humorous drama.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

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½

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