It's funny but reading through this I realise I've seen most of them (including catching up with Sour Grapes on Netflix last week), and really don't rate any of them very highly. Sideways I guess is the 'best' in terms of entertainment, but the rest that I've seen seemed to me to be trite, weak, flawed, or all three. Maybe the forum should start crowd-funding the first truly great wine-related movie...
"One man. An outsider in the insider’s world of Burgundy. A man who took on the system; who fought injustices and who battled against his own demons. Could the collective forces of a thousand years; racism; the INAO, French tax authorities, US shipping companies, the buying public and thousands more combine to suppress the irrepressible spirit of that man who was armed only with some promises and a barrel of Chambertin?
At cinemas near you from….well, who knows?"
Anyone fancy crowdfunding that one?
It's not so much that but the seasick-making camera work that is slightly problematic. I preferred the book!Yes, I rather enjoyed it despite its bias and despite badly needing edited down to half the length, but this was just my suggestion of a good movie for a group of 'normal' non-wine geeks who often went to the movies together. I think there was very, very little to hold their interest in it.
I usually like sitting close to the front of the cinema auditorium, but with the shaky camera-work of Mondovino it was a big mistake. I don't think it helped having to read the subtitles while the background moved.It's not so much that but the seasick-making camera work that is slightly problematic. I preferred the book!