• Sideways (2004)

Sideways

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

R |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht, Missy Doty, M.C. Gainey

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fox Searchlight, Michael London Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Friendship, Wife, Endearing, Amusing, Temptation, Growing up, 2000s, Playful

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Pure movie bliss. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The characters are played not by the first actors you would think of casting, but by actors who will prevent you from ever being able to imagine anyone else in their roles. show more

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Hysterically funny yet melancholy comedy. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)