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    Reader comments on Sideways

    Subject: Why did this movie get good reviews?
    Date: Nov 25, 2004
    Sender: LaWineClubPrevious | Next

    For the life of me, I do not understand why this movie got good reviews. The screenplay is obviously hacked together from a few decent premises; the laughs are few and far between. There are maybe a half dozen funny scenes and the characters are terminally one-dimensional and shallow. It's neither a "wild ride" nor any kind of thought-provoking story. The wine metaphor is completely abandoned at the end of the movie. WTF? We follow two losers, who, at the end of the movie are pretty much the same (or worse) losers than they were at the beginning. The main character, nor the audience is neither enabled or motivated. The whole movie is profoundly depressing and devoid of any underlying theme or sense of spirit.

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    Comment index:

    » Why did this movie get good reviews? «   from LaWineClub, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: Why did this movie get good reviews?   from David Harris, Nov 28, 2004
  • Re: Why did this movie get good reviews?   from miles is a good guy, Apr 15, 2006
  • » Why did this movie get good reviews? «   from LaWineClub, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: Why did this movie get good reviews?   from David Harris, Nov 28, 2004
  • Re: Why did this movie get good reviews?   from miles is a good guy, Apr 15, 2006