If you've been listening to the critics, then you know that they are cumming in their pants when they talk about the newest film from Alexander Payne, Sideways. He was wildly entertaining with About Schmidt and Election, and he's done it again. This is the movie watchers movie of the year. I know, I know, you don't always agree with the critics. But they're right this time (actually they're right most of the time, but I'll save that for another post).
One reason I liked this movie so much is because it did what movies are supposed to do. They are supposed to act as a mirror that we can use to see our own situations. We can live vicariously through the characters' experiences because we've felt what they are feeling. And critics watch enough movies to know which ones are truthfully portraying the human experience. That's why they're going crazy for this movie, it just does it so well. And it's hilarious too.
Rotten Tomatoes 97%