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Universal acclaim - based on 42 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 700 Ratings

Summary: Two old friends set off on a wine-tasting road trip...only to veer dizzily sideways into a wry, comedic exploration of the crazy vicissitudes of love and friendship, the damnable persistence of loneliness and dreams and the enduring war between Pinot and Cabernet. [Fox Searchlight Pictures]

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Runtime: 126 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some strong sexual content and nudity (Approved No. 40894)
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Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Countries: USA, Hungary
Languages: English, Armenian
Home Release Date: Apr 5, 2005
Director Credit
Alexander Payne Director
Writer Credit
Alexander Payne Screenplay
Jim Taylor Screenplay
Rex Pickett Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Paul Giamatti Miles
Sandra Oh Stephanie
Thomas Haden Church Jack
Virginia Madsen Maya
Cast Credit
Alysia Reiner Christine Erganian
Jessica Hecht Victoria
Joe Marinelli Frass Canyon Pourer
M.C. Gainey Cammi's Husband
MaryLouise Burke Miles's Mother
Missy Doty Cammi
Patrick Gallagher Gary The Bartender
Robert Covarrubias Miles's Building Manager
Shake Tukhmanyan Mrs. Erganian
Shaun Duke Mike Erganian
Stephanie Faracy Stephanie's Mother
Producer Credit
George Parra Co-Producer
Michael London Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: