While my sweet tooth has long kept me in the realm of rum (and syrupy flavored vodka), I’ve begun partaking of the grape in my more recent years. But I’m not entirely sure what I’d do with a whole vineyard. Especially since you have to squeeze out the wine yourself.
Such a dilemma faces businessman Russell Crowe in A Good Year. Ridley Scott puts aside the tunics and swordplay (for the moment) and plucks British office fish Crowe from his moneymaking water and throws him into a land of cheese, vino and malodorous denizens. The story, based on a novel by Peter Mayle, follows a banker whose south France vineyard inheritance promises to change his life forever, if the trailer is to be believed.
Could be a fun feel-good flick, if utterly unsurprising. At least until Crowe begins pelting people with bottles, corkscrews and wheels of fromage. Yeah it’s a stale joke, but you can’t argue with the fact that Crowe throws shit at people.