A Good Year

  • 12
  • Ridley Scott (2006)
  • US
  • 112 min
A Good Year
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Russell Crowe and his Gladiator director Ridley Scott aren't known for their comic touch, so this airy feel-good movie marks something of a departure for them both. Crowe stars as Max, a city trader who inherits a vineyard in Provence from his Uncle Henry (Albert Finney, confined to flashbacks). Max hopes to sell it on quickly but his arrival in the French countryside causes him to reassess his life, particularly after a meeting with a lovely but cynical local café owner (Marion Cotillard). Adapted from Peter Mayle's novel, this escapist fantasy proves amiably diverting and gives Crowe a rare chance to test his comic mettle. His slapstick antics and French-baiting don't always convince, but he still manages to produce a performance that's delightfully good-natured.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Russell Crowe and Albert Finney. When ruthless city trader Max Skinner inherits a vineyard in Provence, he has difficulty adapting to his new life.

Cast and crew

Cast

Max Skinner
Russell Crowe
Uncle Henry
Albert Finney
Fanny Chenal
Marion Cotillard
Christie Roberts
Abbie Cornish
Charlie Willis
Tom Hollander
Young Max
Freddie Highmore
Ludivine Duflot
Isabelle Candelier
Sir Nigel
Kenneth Cranham
Gemma
Archie Panjabi
Kenny
Rafe Spall

Crew

Director
Ridley Scott

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 27 Oct 2006
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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