Left with a funny after taste...This movie is deplorable, aside from the artistic aspects of it. [The scenery, editing, Virgina Madsen and Paul Giamatti`s performances were exceptionally done...these are perhaps the only thing!] The story/plot is pure crass and unsettlingly. There is not much empathy for these manic-neurotic and self-absorbed(whinos)characters, the only exception is Maya, the hard-working, normal,yet slightly naive` waitress.
unbelievable! I can`t imagine any better movie than this. It is glib and stylish and sad and crazy with wonderful characters you love- or love to hate and I am glad I saw the movie!
An OK movie, but don`t understand people who say they thought this was funny. A lot of painful scenes that were hard for me to watch.
Not for the morons who thoughr Clueless and American Pie were funny...a thought-provoking look at real people..both sad and funny at times..GREAT male leads...Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks should see this movie for acting lessons..
Probably not a movie for the under 25 crowd (although I am way under a still throughly enjoyed it). Quite a humourious movie and a good movie about life. Good movie, but I would give it 4/5 stars rather than 5/5 as I`ve seen many critics rate it.
I just saw it on the plane and having read many of the reviews here I think it`s very much a life stage movie. You need to be there already (40`s) or be seeming them looming large to appreciate the way the movie is made and the characters. I thought it was poignant, well crafted and brilliantly acted. It`s a deep movie which requires the viewer to think and reflect. Definately not for the spoon-feeder.
To all of the critics who complain that this movie is "go nowhere" or that the characters/settings are bancrupt, that`s the point. Sideways is a painful film - painfully well-acted, well-written and well-directed. The characters are amalgams of virtually everyone in their 40s. "Sideways" may not be pleasant, nor is it feel-good. But it`s real. And reality isn`t always pretty.
Unnecessarily violent broken nose assault--supposed to be funny? Poignent? Representative of the state of "dating" in America today? If someone lies to you, hit `em? Jerry Springer probably loves this movie. And the four shabby living quarters visited--are they supposed to be typical of today`s "Middle Class"? A grubby, depressing look at contemporary America--very little love, civility, order and mutual respect demonstrated here... A fun movie, not.
I found it debasing to women in the extreme, and sharing the lives of these pathetic men was not what I consider entertainment. Shallow and sophmoric.