History Film / Sideways

5th Aug '17 1:10:09 PM GrammarNavi
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[spoiler: After learning his latest novel will not be published,]] Miles bemoans that he's so insignificant that he cannot commit suicide. Instead of sympathetic uplifting, Jack helpfully points out that John Kennedy Toole of ''AConfederacyOfDunces'' committed suicide [[spoiler: before he was published.]]

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[spoiler: After learning his latest novel will not be published,]] Miles bemoans that he's so insignificant that he cannot commit suicide. Instead of sympathetic uplifting, Jack helpfully points out that John Kennedy Toole of ''AConfederacyOfDunces'' ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' committed suicide [[spoiler: before he was published.]]
3rd May '17 8:39:03 AM Mdumas43073
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A 2004 [[{{Dramedy}} comedy/drama]] directed and co-written by Creator/AlexanderPayne. Middle-aged [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFFs]] Miles (Creator/PaulGiamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) take off to California's wine country for the week as Miles's gift to Jack before he is to be married on Saturday with Miles as best man. Both, however, have a hidden agenda: Miles [[DrowningMySorrows just wants to drink]] as he's clinically depressed about his divorce (two years and counting) and failure to get his novels published; Jack [[OneLastFling wants to get laid one more time]] before settling down with one woman. During the week, they encounter two women: one is Maya (Creator/VirginiaMadsen), a kind-hearted, beautiful, and intelligent woman who Miles has longed after for a while (not in the least because she's just as knowledgeable about wine as he is) but CanNotSpitItOut. The other is Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a spirited MILF wine pourer who instantly takes Jack up on his charming advances. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[BittersweetEnding and bittersweetness ensues.]] And wine drinking. Lots of it.

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A 2004 [[{{Dramedy}} comedy/drama]] film directed and co-written by Creator/AlexanderPayne. Creator/AlexanderPayne.

Middle-aged [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFFs]] Miles (Creator/PaulGiamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) take off to California's wine country for the week as Miles's gift to Jack before he is to be married on Saturday with Miles as best man. Both, however, have a hidden agenda: Miles [[DrowningMySorrows just wants to drink]] as he's clinically depressed about his divorce (two years and counting) and failure to get his novels published; Jack [[OneLastFling wants to get laid one more time]] before settling down with one woman. During the week, they encounter two women: one is Maya (Creator/VirginiaMadsen), a kind-hearted, beautiful, and intelligent woman who Miles has longed after for a while (not in the least because she's just as knowledgeable about wine as he is) but CanNotSpitItOut. The other is Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a spirited MILF wine pourer who instantly takes Jack up on his charming advances.

[[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[BittersweetEnding and bittersweetness ensues.]] And bittersweetness]] ensue. (And wine drinking. Lots and lots of it. wine drinking.)
28th Dec '16 7:48:47 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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A 2004 comedy/drama directed and co-written by Creator/AlexanderPayne. Middle-aged [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFFs]] Miles (Creator/PaulGiamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) take off to California's wine country for the week as Miles's gift to Jack before he is to be married on Saturday with Miles as best man. Both, however, have a hidden agenda: Miles [[DrowningMySorrows just wants to drink]] as he's clinically depressed about his divorce (two years and counting) and failure to get his novels published; Jack [[OneLastFling wants to get laid one more time]] before settling down with one woman. During the week, they encounter two women: one is Maya (Creator/VirginiaMadsen), a kind-hearted, beautiful, and intelligent woman who Miles has longed after for a while (not in the least because she's just as knowledgeable about wine as he is) but CanNotSpitItOut. The other is Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a spirited MILF wine pourer who instantly takes Jack up on his charming advances. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[BittersweetEnding and bittersweetness ensues.]] And wine drinking. Lots of it.

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A 2004 comedy/drama [[{{Dramedy}} comedy/drama]] directed and co-written by Creator/AlexanderPayne. Middle-aged [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFFs]] Miles (Creator/PaulGiamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) take off to California's wine country for the week as Miles's gift to Jack before he is to be married on Saturday with Miles as best man. Both, however, have a hidden agenda: Miles [[DrowningMySorrows just wants to drink]] as he's clinically depressed about his divorce (two years and counting) and failure to get his novels published; Jack [[OneLastFling wants to get laid one more time]] before settling down with one woman. During the week, they encounter two women: one is Maya (Creator/VirginiaMadsen), a kind-hearted, beautiful, and intelligent woman who Miles has longed after for a while (not in the least because she's just as knowledgeable about wine as he is) but CanNotSpitItOut. The other is Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a spirited MILF wine pourer who instantly takes Jack up on his charming advances. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[BittersweetEnding and bittersweetness ensues.]] And wine drinking. Lots of it.
4th Nov '16 10:30:24 AM Prfnoff
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A 2004 comedy/drama. Middle-aged [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFFs]] Miles (Creator/PaulGiamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) take off to California's wine country for the week as Miles's gift to Jack before he is to be married on Saturday with Miles as best man. Both, however, have a hidden agenda: Miles [[DrowningMySorrows just wants to drink]] as he's clinically depressed about his divorce (two years and counting) and failure to get his novels published; Jack [[OneLastFling wants to get laid one more time]] before settling down with one woman. During the week, they encounter two women: one is Maya (Virginia Madsen), a kind-hearted, beautiful, and intelligent woman who Miles has longed after for a while (not in the least because she's just as knowledgeable about wine as he is) but CanNotSpitItOut. The other is Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a spirited MILF wine pourer who instantly takes Jack up on his charming advances. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[BittersweetEnding and bittersweetness ensues.]] And wine drinking. Lots of it.

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A 2004 comedy/drama.comedy/drama directed and co-written by Creator/AlexanderPayne. Middle-aged [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFFs]] Miles (Creator/PaulGiamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) take off to California's wine country for the week as Miles's gift to Jack before he is to be married on Saturday with Miles as best man. Both, however, have a hidden agenda: Miles [[DrowningMySorrows just wants to drink]] as he's clinically depressed about his divorce (two years and counting) and failure to get his novels published; Jack [[OneLastFling wants to get laid one more time]] before settling down with one woman. During the week, they encounter two women: one is Maya (Virginia Madsen), (Creator/VirginiaMadsen), a kind-hearted, beautiful, and intelligent woman who Miles has longed after for a while (not in the least because she's just as knowledgeable about wine as he is) but CanNotSpitItOut. The other is Stephanie (Sandra Oh), a spirited MILF wine pourer who instantly takes Jack up on his charming advances. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], [[BittersweetEnding and bittersweetness ensues.]] And wine drinking. Lots of it.
1st Oct '16 2:32:45 PM VoxAquila
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title refers to the way wine is stored, and that both the main characters are sort of stuck, holding on to unhealthy and immature behaviors.
28th Sep '16 2:10:33 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* GotVolunteered: Jack asks Miles to help him to get his wallet back from the waitress's house. Once they get there, Miles gets more than he bargained for, as usual.
-->'''Miles''': So what's the plan?
-->'''Jack''': The plan is....you go.
28th Sep '16 2:06:06 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly: Miles takes several minutes quietly breaking into the waitress's house (with her husband) to find Jack's wallet, and finds to his horror it's in her bedroom (and for further horror, while she and her husband are having wild sex over her being caught with Jack earlier). Realizing he'd have a head start with their position, he simply runs in, grabs it, and dashes out with the naked old husband in angry pursuit.

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* StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly: Miles takes several minutes quietly breaking into the waitress's house (with her husband) husband inside as well) to find Jack's wallet, and finds to his horror it's in her bedroom (and for further horror, while she and her husband are having wild sex over her being caught with Jack earlier). Realizing he'd have a head start with their position, he simply runs in, grabs it, and dashes out with the naked old husband in angry pursuit.
28th Sep '16 2:02:14 AM HarryLovesHermione
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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The scene in which Miles has to retrieve Jack's wallet, walks in on a couple having sex and is chased off by the naked husband. Giamatti noted this trope is the only way Alexander Payne will put a sex scene in his movie (see also: ''AboutSchmidt'').
* NaughtyByNight: According to Jack, this is Stephanie. ("She is NASTY, Miles! Nasty, nasty, nasty!")

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The scene in which Miles has to retrieve Jack's wallet, walks in on a couple having sex and is chased off by the naked husband. Giamatti noted this trope is the only way Alexander Payne will put a sex scene or nudity in his movie (see also: ''AboutSchmidt'').
* NaughtyByNight: According to Jack, this is Stephanie. ("She is NASTY, Miles! Nasty, nasty, nasty!")nasty!"). Also the waitress who hooks up with Jack; she comes across as a fawning fangirl, but when Miles pays an unexpected visit, she's having wild sex with her husband with both being turned on by him catching her having anal sex with Jack.


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* POVCam: Uses this perspective when Miles is scanning the waitress's bedroom for Jack's wallet, and zooms in when he spots it on the dresser.


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* StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly: Miles takes several minutes quietly breaking into the waitress's house (with her husband) to find Jack's wallet, and finds to his horror it's in her bedroom (and for further horror, while she and her husband are having wild sex over her being caught with Jack earlier). Realizing he'd have a head start with their position, he simply runs in, grabs it, and dashes out with the naked old husband in angry pursuit.
27th Sep '16 5:10:44 AM VoxAquila
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* CentralTheme: Letting go. Jack and Miles are both living in the past; Jack's early acting success with the womanizing and party days that came with it, Miles still holding on to his (perhaps not as happy as he remembers) marriage and his great, but unpublishable novel. [[spoiler: Miles's drinking the Cheval Blanc after Jack's wedding shows he's finally ready to move on with his life.]]
25th Sep '16 11:20:40 AM VoxAquila
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* BittersweatEnding: [[spoiler: Miles' wife is moving on, and his novel is probably never going to get published, but he still has a chance with Maya.]]

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* BittersweatEnding: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Miles' wife is moving on, and his novel is probably never going to get published, but he still has might have a chance with Maya.]]
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