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buffalogal
3.28.09, 6:14 PM
I watched this movie today and it was just ok. It is based on the true story of a 1976 French wine competition that pits French wines against California wines in a blind tasting. It stars Alan Rickman, one of my favorite actors. Seriously, I could listen to him all day - that voice is sexy! And no one is better at portraying the look of disdain. He didn't disappoint - he was by far the best thing about the movie.

Other than that, the other performances are average at best and the dialogue and pacing are clunky - you never really feel the excitement of what is actually a pretty cool true story.

Overall, I'd give it a C-, but it was a good excuse to open a bottle of wine to drink this evening!