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Bottle ShockBrought together by a curious twist of fate on a dusty California road, a wandering vintner and a struggling winemaker find both their lives, and their careers, forever transformed at a blind Parisian wine tasting that introduced the world to the extraordinary wines of Napa Valley.
Actors of "Bottle Shock"
Characters of "Bottle Shock"
Directors of "Bottle Shock"Randall Miller
Creators of "Bottle Shock"Jody SavinRandall Miller
Critic Reviews of "Bottle Shock"Miami HeraldAugust 22, 2008
The people who made Bottle Shock obviously love their wine. They're not that crazy about the French. And they are firm believers in the screenwriting rule of leaving no underdog-formula cliché unused.Chicago ReaderAugust 22, 2008
Rickman adds a welcome astringency.Orlando SentinelAugust 15, 2008
Bottle Shock is... utterly charming.Denver Rocky Mountain NewsAugust 15, 2008
Unfortunately, Miller can't decide whether he's doing a relationship movie or one about the intrigue of world-class winemaking. Mingling the two left me with a somewhat sour aftertaste.Minneapolis Star TribuneAugust 14, 2008
Its heart is so in the right place and its tableau so appealing that it's easy to come away from this sweet, scrappy film with a nice little buzz.Florida Times-UnionDecember 24, 2009
With much loving, longing gazing at the Napa Valley landscape, it's awfully good-looking, if you can discount the high-waisted bell-bottoms and the homely yellow AMC Gremlin that wheezes into scenes every once in a while.Times-PicayuneAugust 14, 2009
It doesn't exactly come off as boxed wine to the top-shelf sensibilities of Sideways, but there's not enough story or heart for it to capture the same lightning in a bottle.The AustralianApril 10, 2009
As a rather strenuous attempt at a feel-good movie, Bottle Shock falls a long way short of the mark.Sydney Morning HeraldApril 03, 2009
It's not in the same league as Sideways but it has a fragrant sense of the beauty of wine and winemaking, not just the drinking.ScreenwizeMarch 28, 2009
Bottle Shock is one of those cockle-warming, feel-good underdog films in the tradition of Strictly Ballroom. Only in this case Scott and Fran are, respectively, a Chardonnay with tangerine undertones, and a Cabernet Merlot blend.MovieTime, ABC Radio NationalMarch 27, 2009
Predictable in its moves, it's engaging enough, though it has nowhere near the characterisation, say, of Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church in Sideways.
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