A British investment broker inherits his uncle’s chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.
Runtime : 118 mins
Released : 2007
Failed London banker Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) inherits his uncle’s (Albert Finney) vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.
« A Good Year is a charming jaunt that magically transports us to the sensuous setting of southern France where the sun seems to always shine and memories come alive and prove nourishing. Here we see once again how a deep connection with place can be transformative. » Film Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
A sun-dappled romantic diversion, which one British critic has already dismissed as “tourist gastro-porn,” “A Good Year” is a three-P movie: pleasant, pretty and predictable. One might add piddling. Stephen Holden, The New York Times.
Directed by Ridley Scott
Writers: Marc Klein (screenplay), Peter Mayle (novel)
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