A Good Year

A Good Year

DVD - 2006
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Max Skinner is a ruthless, successful English investment broker with no time for life outside of his job. When his uncle dies, Max inherits the chateau and vineyard in the south of France where he grew up, but he then meets a potential rival to the inheritance, a young American who claims to be his illegitimate cousin. His first intention is to sell the vineyard as quickly as possible, but while spending time in Provence, Max "finds his soul when he loses his heart to a French beauty."


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Jul 11, 2018

This movie deviates greatly from the book, and not for the better. The pool scene is not at all funny and some of the sound track most inappropriate for a movie set in France. I highly recommend reading the book to get the real thing.

Jun 27, 2018

For a romance, really enjoyable. I do love Russell Crowe, his character learns how to become an empathetic person, and I enjoy his female counterpart's acting.

Lovestoread5 Jun 25, 2018

Ugh. Even the soundtrack isn't that great. But the scenery, of course; the chateau, vineyards, pool, restaurants, are a veritable feast to the eyes, if you can manage to make it through to the end.

Apr 12, 2018

This one is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's not a great movie. In fact, despite the solid acting talent, it's almost disposable. However, the cinematography is glorious! and keeps me popping in the DVD every couple years.

May 06, 2017

Can it get much better? Combine one of my favorite actors with my favorite director(my other favorite actor is also my other favorite director; Clint Eastwood) and it doesn't go wrong: a powerful Wallstreet manipulator discovers the beauty of nature and a natural life.

Jan 09, 2016

I really enjoyed the transformation of Max after he returns to his roots. He was a real jerk in the beginning of the movie. Great acting. Some language, and minimal sex.

MariePat Sep 04, 2015

A movie I can watch over and over again! Loved the scenery of London and France. Great acting by Russell Crowe!

Jan 06, 2015

Read the book and enjoyed very much.
Movie not at all. Scenery was beautiful. Characters seemed shallow and had sex on the brain all the time.
Script was poorly written and the main character couldn't act.

Oct 27, 2014

Ridley Scott needs to stick to action movies, rom-coms are not his thing. This movie is watchable and cute at times but very unbelievable, with a poorly written script and story. Way better rom-coms out there than this one.

Oct 26, 2014

Imagine you rented this movie from the library for free, you have the flu, you have no energy to move off the couch and you have mildly sedated yourself with a dose of Nightquil - BOOM! This is the movie for you. It is entertaining in a "light" comedy/romantic sorta way - greatly enhanced by a beautiful setting in France that will have you dozing off and dreaming of owning a French chateau and growing grapes to make your own wine. Russell Crowe plays his character well, and there are moments of charm and endearment in the script, but it lacks depth of some characters and a certain "je ne sais quoi"....but who cares right? It's all you can handle because hell, you're sick! .....and you're going to fall asleep anyway ;)

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