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Sideways Movie Review Summary

Actors: Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsden

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Two middle-aged guys head off on a road trip through California wine country (Solvang area NOT Sonoma / Napa). One is getting over a traumatic divorce and the other is about to get married. The divorced guy, who is sunk in depression, fancies himself as a wine expert and wants his buddy to take wine tasting seriously, while the about-to-be-married guy fancies himself as a sexual athlete and wants nothing more than for his buddy to get laid. He himself is determined to seduce every woman in sight despite his impending marriage, and has a certain charm which allows the audience to sympathise with him despite his bad behaviour. Along come two attractive women and adventures ensue.
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Can the hero get over his divorce and look at women again? Can his buddy decide who - if anyone - he really wants to marry?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Road trip    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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