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Marilyn Sands

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FEBRUARY 6, 2013 3:14PM

Fav Scene #8 "SIDEWAYS"- Groom Sows Oats before Bride Wines!

Rate: 7 Flag

 MY FAVORITE SCENE IN A MOVIE #8

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For someone who doesn't even know what Wine goes with "Fishsticks" - I loved this 2004 Movie!

How else am I going to get a Guided Tour through Napa Valley in Northern California & admire the fine art of Grape Squeezing!

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You mean they don't squeeze Grapes like Lemons?  What do I know - I get all my dope from reruns of "I Love Lucy"!

This Movie was serious when it wanted to be serious & funny most of the time!  I take that back; it was never serious. 

It glided effortlessly like the Bouquet of Pinot Noir tickling your throat.  Give me a Break...all I know is - I was never Bordeaux!

Getting married in a week; Jack (Thomas Haden Church) convinces his Best Man, Miles (Paul Giamatti) to join him in getting laid & insists that is exactly what he needs to get out of his depressing funk.

Reluctantly, because his funk is so funked-up; Miles squirms till he has no other choice.

So they take off on a Road Trip for a week of Golf, the Wineries & anything with 2 breasts in the front! 

Yes, Jack - a TV Actor, a bit shallow in an innocent-goofy way; wants one last sexual fling; but has more than one - but who's counting?

Miles is a struggling Novelist, an English Teacher & an "Everyman" Wine Connoisseur which is getting him nowhere until he finds his match in Santa Barbara County in the well-corked body of Maya (Virginia Madsen)

It's a "Buddy Movie", all right - if your Buddy is Evel Knievel!  ha ha

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My Favorite Scene in this Movie starts off when Jack & Miles are sitting in a Restaurant Booth - Jack with a bandaged broken nose (from a previous romantic tryst this week) is now flirting with his zaftig blonde Waitress who seems to remember him from a TV Soap; which instantly massages his Ego & Naughty Bits.

Leaving Miles alone at the Motel; Jack takes her home but doesn't find out she's married until her night-shift husband walks in on them in bed.

After Jack runs back naked to his buddy Miles...miles away; he pleads for him to get his Wallet in his Pants he left behind with his irreplaceable Wedding Rings in it.

He also pleads for his Vicodin for his nose & is one big joy of hopelessness for us to laugh out loud about!

They drive over together to get the Wallet; but only Miles creeps in the house.  The Waitress & husband are having wild roaring animal sex in the bedroom while Miles is crawling on the floor towards the Dresser.  The husband hears him milling about & all hell breaks loose!

When Miles & Jack escape the raging-naked husband; they have a breathless moment to reflect:

MILES

So how was she?  Compared to Stephanie, say. (his bride-to-be)

JACK

Horny as Sh--.  Flopping around like a landed Trout!

As Miles & Jack went thru the Wine List from A to Zinfandel - I too got an Education...and found out I have a Nose for Manischevitz, the Sommelier doesn't like to be tickled & "The Spit Bowl" is not A Tipping Jar!

Now if I could only figure out where to put my Drip Dickey!

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I saw this one! .......but I don't remember too much. However, I haven't drunk the "fu--ing merlot " since. R
Thanks Jer! No matter how many times I see this - it only gets better with Age!
Hey Marilyn, I really loved this movie. There are plenty of giood scenes but my favorite has always been when Virginia Madsen as Maya explains why she became a wine aficionado:

"No, but I do like to think about the life of wine, how it's a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing, how the sun was shining that summer, or if it rained... what the weather was like.
I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes, and if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I love how wine continues to evolve, how every time I open a bottle it's going to taste different than if I had opened it on any other day.

Because a bottle of wine is actually alive -- it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks -- like your '61 -- and begins its steady, inevitable decline.

And it tastes so fucking good."
Great movie. I liked the part when Paul's character asks his buddy if he had read the revisions to his novel and his buddy tries to b.s. his way through it. I've been there and done that from both sides. R
Thanks Abrawang! That Scene was a frigin' "Soliloquy"! Something Zen about it - to me. There are a lot of people who can talk about Wine for hours...until they get very...very...sleepy! ha ha
Thanks Trudge! Yes, a very uncomfortable situation when you're tryin' to present or explain your work to friends, Agents or Publishers. How about the 2 big boxes of manuscript he hands to Maya to read!
"What wine goes with fishsticks?" "Well-corked." This piece is full of choice phrases. But I'm afraid to ask what a "Drip Dickey" is. Nicely done. (Gone to google for further research.) r
This move has been on my must-see list since it came out and yet somehow I've never seen it. After reading this, I will. You are as always, hilarious.
Thanks Dan! Gee, I already thought you knew what a "Drip Dickey" was - but look it up - I know you want to! ha ha Hope you saw it - it was a good year for Wine & Movies!
Thanks Margaret - I appreciate it! There's a whole lot of story I'm letting you see for yourself! It's a feel-really-good Movie!
Catching up on my reading again, and saw this "back by popular demand" piece. I enjoyed this movie too. And now, thanks to you, I know what a "drip dickie" is. I was always afraid to ask. r