The Universe and Me

Thursday, April 14, 2005


Movie: Sideways. Not the laugh a mile I thought it would be. Knowing nothing about wines and very little about California, I found most of it dull. Kind of a lame on the road plot: Shadoe Stevens and Chris Elliott decide to have one last fling (not with each other) disguised as a wine tasting tour. Kerouac and Cassady, they are not. The morally bankrupt Shadoe never seems to learn that his actions cause his downfall. The ending was downright sweet and probably belonged to another movie. I did enjoy the extreme golf and the line “no going to the dark side.” Overall, their own line “quaffable but far from transcendent” summed it up.


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