2 thoughts on “Bottle Shock

  1. Alan Rickman is brilliant in this movie This story of a little California winery in the 1970s that competed with the French wineries in a contest is enjoyable to watch and especially elevated by the performance of the late Alan Rickman. As a little wine shop owner, Rickman had impeccable comedic timing and a droll way of portraying British snobbery. His character’s friendship with Dennis Farina’s character was engaging and led to a turning point in the plot. Rickman was a joy to watch all the way through the film. The father-son…

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  2. back in the day, when Napa Valley shook up the world As someone who isn’t fancy and doesn’t drink wine all that much, I wasn’t sure I’d be all in with this movie. Friends and experts and lushes insist that Sideways is a better gateway into the cinematic world of oenology. But I liked Bottle Shock just fine, thanks. I’m a big fan of Chris Pine and I’m half-way in love with Rachael Taylor. And Alan Rickman is straight-up legend.Just in case you don’t know from having read the hundreds of other reviews, Bottle Shock recounts the early…

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