Not such a good film

By | March 24, 2007

I watched A Good Year recently.  There aren’t many wine films, so it seemed rude not to. It wasn’t a great film though. The idea was a nice, romantic one, so many people dream of inheriting a vineyard, but the film built around it was weak.

The idea of someone bright enough to manipulate world stock markets spending all their childhood summers in France and not knowing how to speak any French is a little bizarre.

The interpretation of the main character was entirely unsympathetic. I know it was an Australian actor directed by an American, but just saying “bugger” a lot is just a lazy way of making clear a character is English.

I was stuck on a plane, otherwise I’d have found something more interesting to do, even watching Sideways or Mondovino again would be worthwhile.