Sideways [WS] [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 7069842
  • Release Date: 04/05/2005
  • Rating: R
  • 4.4 (45)
Alexander Payne's Sideways arrives on DVD with a commentary track recorded by lead actors Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church that goes a long way toward revealing why the film works so well. The two have a genuine rapport with each other. While their comments do not add to anyone's understanding of the film, it is a light and breezy conversation full of self-effacing jibes and warm laughs. The film itself is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Deleted scenes, a making-of-featurette, and the film's theatrical trailer round out his solid release from 20th Century Fox.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.4
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (44 out of 45)

Special Features

  • Full-length audio commentary by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church
  • Seven deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Sideways
Directed by Alexander Payne, Sideways follows Miles (Paul Giamatti), who is distressed about his lack of success as a novelist, and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), an equally unsuccessful actor with a rapidly approaching wedding. In a last-ditch effort to sow their wild oats, Jack and Miles take off on a final road trip to California's wine country the week prior to Jack's wedding. Both men have goals for the vacation -- Miles wants to turn Jack on to the art of wine tasting, while Jack is concerned with exploiting his last days as a bachelor -- but when the two men come across two fascinating women (Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh), the duo is forced to examine their morality, and if maturity isn't such a depressing prospect -- at least, for one of them. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul Giamatti
    Paul Giamatti - Miles Raymond
  • Thomas Haden Church
    Thomas Haden Church - Jack Lapate
  • Virginia Madsen
    Virginia Madsen - Maya
  • Sandra Oh
    Sandra Oh - Stephanie
  • Marylouise Burke
    Marylouise Burke - Miles' Mother

Overall Customer Rating

4.4 out of 54.4
45 Reviews
98%of customers recommend this product.

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