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Somm also provides the sort of general interest that comes from watching anyone involved in an endeavor that requires dedication, discipline and a touch of craziness.
Engaging doc isn't just for wine nerds.
"Somm," an inside look at wine stewards, attempts to unveil the secrecy of the master sommelier exam, and though the results aren't always vintage, there is some pleasant tasting to be had here.
By the end, despite the surface-y quality of the treatment, you're caught up in the suspense, the horse-race aspect of a very particular pursuit of knowledge and excellence.
[It's] a Herculean feat that all but requires advanced degrees in wine theory, history, geography, service and, most crucially, tasting, all of which director Jason Wise examines in crisp, quaffable if overlong fashion.
"Somm" does a fairly impressive job of making wine tasting somewhat cinematic despite its being essentially unfilmable, at least until taste-o-vision comes along.
Somm is the rare documentary that truly has you invested from the very beginning, takes you on an emotional roller coaster, and teaches you something about a topic you may otherwise never have learned.
Perhaps one of the best messages in SOMM: Into the Bottle is that wine's ultimate raison d'être is to be enjoyed, so viewers can feel good about their evolving tastes and just drink it.
I found myself far more interested in the wines these guys were drinking than in them as individuals.
captures the tension, the drama, resilience of the human spirit with a fine, unfussy clarity and even a touch of whimsy
Somm is studded with tiny, often amusing observations and insights into the highly specialized profession/obsession of sommelier.
This film will teach you something new about the beverage and the people that make up its world, and at the very least, you will walk away with dozens of new ways to describe the sight, smell and taste of your favorite red, white or rosé.
An expertly-edited, compelling and even tense documentary that gets us deeply invested as we follow the obsessive dedication of four admirable candidates who have each a personality of his own and whom we root for as they bust a gut to pass a monstrous, nearly-impossible exam.
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