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A Good Year

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2006
  • Ridley Scott
  • 112 mins
  • 12A

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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 marked 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.

Credits

Cast

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Max SkinnerRussell Crowe
Uncle HenryAlbert Finney
Fanny ChenalMarion Cotillard
Christie RobertsAbbie Cornish
Charlie WillisTom Hollander
Young MaxFreddie Highmore
Ludivine DuflotIsabelle Candelier
Sir NigelKenneth Cranham
GemmaArchie Panjabi
KennyRafe Spall

Crew

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DirectorRidley Scott

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2006-10-27
Languages
English | Russian | French
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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