Sideways review

Film description

In a Nutshell:

Two guys, wine country, and a stag week that soon turns sour grapes.



A story about friendship and pinot envy.


'If anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!'

'Don't ask questions like that up in wine country. They'll think you're some kind of dumbshit, OK?'

'Do not drink too much. Do you hear me? I don't want you passing out or going to the dark side. No going to the dark side!'


It was meant to be the best week of their lives; two former college roommates heading out to California’s wine country before one gets married.

However Miles’ plans go slightly awry when the groom-to-be, Jack, decides drinking isn’t the only thing on his mind, but getting his end away.

Cue all sorts of rather grown up mayhem as the pair bicker, booze and banish their troubles away in the hot tub while attempting to woo the sultry Stephanie and homely Maya.

Only when Jack gets in too deep does Miles realise just how sour the week has gone.

But is it too late to rescue it with a round of golf and a glass of wine that flutters like a nutty Edam cheese?

Oh yeah.

Written by: danclay77

Release Dates

UK Cinema release
January 28th 2005
UK DVD release
June 1st 2005
UK Blu-ray release
March 4th 2013