Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Bottle Shock Review
This movie is based on the true story of the 1976 battle of the wines AKA the Paris wine tasting of 1976 and AKA "Judgment of Paris". The 800 pound gorilla with their years of wine making knowledge and tradition, France versus the fledgling hick, cowboy, upstarts with their radical wine making techniques, the USA (California specifically).
The headliners for this film are Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Dennis Farina and Eliza Dushku. All of the actors were great and convincing. This movie is fun to watch with many comedic moments and the story will pull you in. Alan Rickman was far and away the best part of the movie and Dennis Farina was a great foil to Alan.
If you're a wine lover you'll know that this event is what put California on the map in the wine world. If you're not a wine lover, you'll still love the story. Who doesn't like an underdog? Go see Bottle Shock!