There isn't a milliliter of honest feeling from start to finish, and precious little comedy or romance.
You sense in every frame the strain to be lighthearted. Consequently, A Good Year is at times downright clumsy. You know what the filmmakers are trying to achieve and see the labor going into the attempt, but for them to fall so short is unsettling. show more
The overall effect is one of a sumptuously laid table where the main course is overcooked. show more