Trumpeting its nominations for 7 Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy - Paul Giamatti, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Virginia Masden, Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Thomas Haden Church, Best Director – Motion Picture – Alexander Payne, Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor Best Original Score – Motion Picture – Rolfe Kent, Sideways is a wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's (Thomas Haden Church) final days as a bachelor which careens woefully sideways as he and Miles (Paul Giamatti) hit the gas en route to mid-life crises.
The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine and women (Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen). Emerging from a haze of Pinot Noir, wistful yearnings and trepidation about the future, the two inevitably collide with reality. Director Payne is the man behind Election and About Schmidt, and must be keeping his fingers crossed for Oscar nominations next year.
The film will be released in the UK on January the 28th.