Sideways certainly worth a glance

Cinema: Sideways, directed by Alexander Payne, at selected cinemas from January 28.

22nd January, 2005

directed by Alexander Payne, at selected cinemas from January 28. Cinema: Sideways,

In the hands of a less capable director or less able actors, this simple road movie about wine tasting and the male mid-life crisis could have been an unremarkable flop.

What unfolds instead is a fragile, funny and heartwarming tale of friendship, longing and the lasting wounds caused by life's slings and arrows. The story is told with compassion, insight and humour but, above...

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