Film Review: A Good Year

30 Oct

Plot: London-based investment expert Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) travels to Provence to tend a small vineyard he inherited from his late uncle Henry (Albert Finney). When he gets suspended from his job under suspicion of fraud, he settles in to life at the chateau, remembering the time he spent there as a child. Then a young California girl (Abbie Cornish) arrives saying she is the illegitimate daughter of Henry but does not claim that the land is hers, but tries to know something about her father’s past.

There wasnt really a lot going on in this film and was tad long at 2 hours and didnt quite feel like it was directed by Ridley Scott. I am still wondering why he decided to do this film, maybe just so he can be reunited with Crowe? Either way its really more like coming back to your roots and realising what really means the most to you . I love Russell but I think this film just came way too late in his career, but then again I am sure if it was some other actor, I probably would not have considered watching this. It was a delight to see Tom Hollander in this film, where he played Crowe’s friend and lawyer Charlie. Just rent it on DVD or you dont have to really.

A Good Year: *1/2

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2 Responses to “Film Review: A Good Year”

  1. Peter November 2, 2006 at 9:07 pm #

    This is only a starter for “American Gangster” to come.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765429/

    I hope it serves as a consolation 😉

  2. Simone November 3, 2006 at 12:30 pm #

    Hey Peter thanks for the heads up! I havent heard of this project until you mentioned it! ;D

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