• Bottle Shock (2008)

Bottle Shock

Release Date: August 6th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out top-notch chardonnay. Determined to make a name for himself, he sets about getting the booze back to Paris.

Cast: Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodríguez, Dennis Farina, Bradley Whitford, Eliza Dushku

Director: Randall Miller

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Underdog, Son, Endearing, Amusing, Rise, Heartwarming, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Bottle Shock is more than the story. It is also about people who love their work, care about it with passion and talk about it with knowledge. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A great story - and a true one, more or less - Bottle Shock nonetheless fails to deliver much in the way of entertainment. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This intelligent, affectionate, beautifully acted movie gives crowd-pleasers a good name. show more

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