Sideways / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents a Michael London production ; produced by Michael London ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
DVD | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | 2005 | Full screen edition.
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Full screen edition.
1 videodisc (approximately 127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Based on the novel by Rex Pickett.
Special features: Full-length commentary by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church; 7 deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography: Phedon Papamichael ; film editor: Kevin Tent ; music: Rolfe Kent ; costume designer: Wendy Chuck ; production designer: Jane Ann Stewart.
Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madson, Sandra Oh.
Miles is a divorced man and a failed writer who teaches junior high English. He decides to take his best friend, somewhat famous actor Jack, on a weeklong drive through California's wine country. There they explore their failures and question their relationships. Jack, who is about to get married, has an affair with a woman and wonders whether he should call off his wedding. Miles questions whether or not he made the right choice while trying to form a relationship with the woman's best friend, a waitress at a restaurant that he frequents often when visiting that part of the country.
MPAA rating: R; for language, some strong sexual content and nudity.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer.
Academy Awards, USA, 2005: Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor).
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
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