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Movie Preview: Bottle Shock


Did you like Sideways, a quirky indie movie about wine (and relationships)? Then you might dig Bottle Shock, another indie movie about wine, this time with an emphasis on the history of American winemaking. It may sound like a snoozefest to some of you, but the trailer makes it look incredibly interesting. The film premiered at this year's Sundance and I was sorry to miss the screenings while I was there.

The movie focuses on the mid-1970s when French wine makers were starting to sit up and pay attention to what was going on in California vineyards. Alan Rickman stars as a wine snob from across the pond who comes over to find out what these California "hicks" are up to with their so-called wine. The supporting cast includes Bill Pullman, Dennis Farina, Chris Pine, Eliza Dushku and Freddy Rodriguez, among others. It looks funny and interesting, and opens in limited release August 8. To check out the trailer,

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MrVinolove MrVinolove 8 years
I attended the Seattle International Film Festival, and after seeing this, i couldn't wait to take a trip to California just to go and see the vineyards up there. A beautiful soundtrack, and screenplay, with camera angles that encourage you to create your own vineyard.
Dan-OBrien Dan-OBrien 8 years
Better trailer here: http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/bottleshock/trailer/
kristyrk kristyrk 8 years
Napa is my hometown, so I'm definitely gonna have to see it.
stone_soup stone_soup 8 years
hey they used the same music as little miss sunshine! good music, but some creativity please.
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
p.s. im craving a nice glass of California wine right now!!!
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
i never saw Sideways but this looks really cute! but then agan, im a sucker for any movie taking place in the 70s! I like freddy Rodriguez and have a soft spot for Alan Rickman due to my love for Dogma!:)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Oh wow. This looks great. Thanks, Buzz!
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
Hahaha, Alan's a hoot!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I wasn't a Freddy fan until this film, but he steals many scenes from the "lead" Chris Pine (who has absolutely NO personality or charisma whatsover). I very much enjoyed it at Sundance. And I'm always glad to see Bill Pullman in anything.
cookingsomebacon cookingsomebacon 8 years
Anything with Alan Rickman should not be considered a snoozefest! Even if it is about wine.
theplaiddress theplaiddress 8 years
Freddy Rodriguez is coming off a little heavy-handed in the trailer, but otherwise it looks really cute.
misshouston misshouston 8 years
Looks fabulous!
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 8 years
Freddy Rodriguez - not so much. Alan Rickman - woohoo! I'm definitely going to see this!
soulight soulight 8 years
I did not like Sideways at all, I felt like maybe I was a bit young to really enjoy the jokes and my roomie seemed to sum it up best at the time "Maybe if we were middle aged divorcees we would love this, but unfortunately we are 19". I do love Alan Rickman and all his works and it has been 3 years so maybe I should give this movie a try. :-)
kayla74 kayla74 8 years
Em, I'm with you. Alan Rickman makes anything better.
em1282 em1282 8 years
It's got Alan Rickman. I'm sold on that fact alone. ;) The Freddy Rodriguez doesn't hurt, either.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I think this looks cute! I loved Sideways, but I was biased because I grew up 15 min from all those places!
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