Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out top-notch chardonnay. Determined to make a name for himself, he sets about getting the booze back to Paris.
Writer:Jody Savin (screenplay), Randall Miller (screenplay), Ross Schwartz (screenplay), Ross Schwartz (story), Lannette Pabon (story), Jody Savin (story), R
Brought together by a curious twist of fate on a dusty California road, a wandering vintner and a struggling winemaker find both their lives, and their careers, forever transformed at a blind Parisian wine tasting that introduced the world to the extraordinary wines of Napa Valley. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Samantha L (kr) wrote: Abduction movies are always engaging in my opinion because it can happen to anyone. So I thought it was engaging but seeing James Van Der Beek in this role was odd to me. I loved him in Dawson's Creek but him being a kidnapper just doesn't work for him. I couldn't even believe it was him. So I guess in a way he did his job since I couldn't believe it was him but at the same time I've seen him do better. Sara Canning was great as Anne Sluti. The story itself is very interesting and scary so I didn't think the movie was that bad/ It was informative.
Johnathan M (br) wrote: Clearly this movie went to the well with a ripoff of a Bloody Mary concept. Thats the first thing you'll notice. After you get thru that this movie actually was capable of holding my attention. An example of a movie with glimmers of potential but not pulled off effectively. Fairly kept my interest but the ending blew.
Vincent M (gb) wrote: Truly a masterpiece! This is one of the few movies where the Sequel rivals the greatness of the first! Both are must see! The cast works remarkably well to create a smashing ensemble!
Zach T (fr) wrote: Kinda Barbarella-ish...
Phil B (fr) wrote: I ordered a second-hand VHS of this, as I recall them filming parts of this on my street when I was a kid. I was too young to watch it back then, but recently decided it was high time I did. Let's be fair - it's not a great film. It vaguely attempts to tackle the tension in life between a sense of freedom and adventure, and the realities of responsibility and the near-inevitability of settling down. In truth it probably discusses these issues more than tackles or resolves them. The plot's sufficient to drive the film along but not really very complex. The film is full of cocky Northern women, and a whole load of interesting "Northern" characters. While I was barely a teenager in '88 and perhaps hadn't had an eyeful of the full spectrum of Northern life at that age, something in me found some of the depictions of Northerners a little bit over the top, although quite affectionately done none-the-less. The film's ending is frankly bizarre, but I guess at least you don't see it coming! So, in truth, for most folk, there's no good reason to watch this film. It's not awful by any means, but it's not outstanding, probably in any way whatsoever. If, like me, you lived in Pendle during the 80s, you might like it for a bit of street spotting (Nelson features heavily and I spotted Colne at the end too), but this film is probably not of much interest to the average man in the street.