A Good Year [WS] [DVD] [2006]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

Special Features


  • Postcards From Provence behind-the-scenes experience
  • A feature-length hybrid of video featurettes and audio commentary by director/producer Ridley Scott and screenwriter Marc Klein
  • 3 Russell Crose music videos and more!

Synopsis


A Good Year
Gladiator duo Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe re-team for this adaptation of author Peter Mayle's best-selling novel about a London-based investment banker who relocates to Provence in hopes of selling a small vineyard he has inherited from his recently deceased uncle. As a child, Max Skinner (Freddie Highmore) was taught to appreciate the finer things in life while wandering the vineyard estate of his sophisticated uncle Henry (Albert Finney). Life has a strange way or turning out how you least expect it to though, and 25 years later, Max (Russell Crowe) is now a prosperous moneyman wheeling and dealing in the cutthroat world of London business. When Max learns that Henry has recently passed away and that he has been named the sole beneficiary of his late uncle's modest estate, the keen businessman hastily arranges a flight to France in order to assess the value of the old property and get it prepped for sale. After Max arrives to find the vineyard in a crumbling state of disrepair, his troubles are further compounded by the stubbornness of gruff estate winemaker M. Duflot (Didier Bourdon) and the unexpected arrival of a determined California beauty named Christie (Abbie Cornish), who presents herself as a long-lost cousin while making a dubious claim to Henry's estate. Meanwhile, the overstressed Max reluctantly finds himself falling for local café owner and town siren Fanny (Marion Cotillard), whose formidable guard is quickly worn down by the smitten beneficiary. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe - Max Skinner
  • Albert Finney
    Albert Finney - Uncle Henry
  • Marion Cotillard
    Marion Cotillard - Fanny Chenal
  • Abbie Cornish
    Abbie Cornish - Christie Roberts
  • Didier Bourdon
    Didier Bourdon - Francis Duflot



Overall customer rating

4.2
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A disappointing film

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
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    Being a fan of Russell’s for 10 years this year I was looking forward to this film when it was release November 2006. Previews looked good to me for A Good Year. Russell did his usual great job. But, the film was lacking. 1 minute Ridley wanted it to be a 1980’s cheap comedy ( the car going in circles fast). Music was not good, I only like 1 song used in the soundtrack. Unnecessary partial nude scene. Now, the DVD. Glad there were a few extras. Like the bit with Russell 6 Ridley. WOULD have nice to have been longer. NO chapter search list inside. Other wise called CHEAP. I so wanted to love this film but was just very disappointed in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie!!!

    Posted
    Katie
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    This movie is so good for a few reasons. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. The characters are wonderful, including the actors I had never heard of, that were playing the local people. It was also very funny, and of course touchingly romantic! I also bought this movie for my brother and my best friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice

    Posted
    Anonymous

    An excellent story that I have enjoyed a number of times and will continue to enjoy. If I were to buy movies based on critic reviews, I would have passed this one over and missed this down to earth story. Unfortunately, many moviegoers will pass this movie over. Critics have no idea what the general public likes to see at the theater or at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great comedy romance

    Posted
    theotherstig
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    a very entertaining comedy romance.Not what you would usually expect from russell crowe or director ridley scott. the charectors were fun ,the humor was great fun and the story and music were differant from anything I've seen .The wife and i have enjoyed watching it several times.Highjly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent

    Posted
    whisky1
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    I love this movie! watch it 20 times! every one in the picture is excellent! love the how the uncle acts with is nephew. we his daughter claims being his daughter! love evrything about the movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Light

    Posted
    kat4

    A light romantic movie with attractive characters. No great drama or insights here but still enjoyable if you don't expect too much of it. The setting is beautiful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Movie

    Posted
    MadDog
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    This is truely a great story. Would have preferred it in BluRay. Still a wonderful movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun story and Fantastic Scenery - Love Italy

    Posted
    senioritalyfan

    A nice clean story with interesting scenery. A good feeling movie with a good cast, well done.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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