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A Good Year

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A Good Year

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
118 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/10/06
performer:
Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Freddie Highmore, Tom Hollander
director:
Ridley Scott
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Marc Klein
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

The author of ”A Year in Provence” has satiated readers for years with enticing passages on French joie de vivre. His latest novel is, quelle surprise, more of the same. Londoner Max Skinner — affluent, single, handsome — loses his cutthroat banking job and discovers he’s inherited a vineyard in the south of France…on the very same day. One doesn’t have to guess where Max, or the halfhearted plot (involving a shady sommelier and a bevy of beauties), ends up. It’s also no shock that Ridley Scott is already working on a film adaptation — the picturesque locales, attractive faces, and utter predictability (the dull title says it all) seem better suited for the big screen.

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