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Friday, Aug. 10, 2007

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A Good Year


Director: Ridley Scott
Language: English

A Good Year
"A Good Year" (c)2005 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. All rights reserved.

Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, who worked together on "Gladiator" (2000), team up again in this light comedy based on a novel by the U.K. author Peter Mayle. Crowe plays Max, a workaholic London stockbroker, who goes to Provence in France to sell a vineyard that he inherited from his uncle. But in the sun-drenched countryside, as Max spends leisurely afternoons drinking wine and falling in love with a local woman, he starts to question his way of living. Provence's scenery is beautifully captured, but the comedy format is just not for Scott and Crowe — the slapstick looks clumsy, giving the film the taste of diluted wine.



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