Saturday, August 2, 2008

Movie buzz: Bottle Shock

Usually our movie radar is calibrated to scope out chick flicks, but there's one little not-quite-chicky film on the horizon that we simply can't wait to check out.

It's Bottle Shock, an indy flick that chronicles the true story leading up to the historical 1976 Paris wine tasting, where a small California winery shocked the world by beating France's best contenders. Alan Rickman stars as an ultimate European wine-snob (perfect casting, anyone?) who ventures to Napa Valley to see what all the fuss is about. Of course, back in the '70s, the average "tasting room" was usually a trailer, and the best chardonnays were often served in smoky neighborhood bars. You get the idea.

Filling out the cast are Bill Pullman, the always fabulous Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and the adorable Freddy Rodriguez (Ugly Betty). The film earned rave reviews when it premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will be opening in limited release on August 8.

So check out the trailer ... after you pour yourself a lovely glass of chardonnay.

1 comment:

Beatrice B said...

Thanks for the review. I really can´t wait to see this film. Freddy Rodriguez looks hot as Gustavo Brambila.