MY FAVORITE SCENE IN A MOVIE #8
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!
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
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:
So how was she? Compared to Stephanie, say. (his bride-to-be)
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!