A Good Year
Oscar winner Ridley Scott directs this adaptation of Peter Mayle's best-selling novel, following the romantic misadventures of an Englishman who inherits a vineyard from his uncle in Provence, France. When failed banker Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) moves abroad to accept what his late uncle (Albert Finney) left him, he meets a beautiful French woman (Marion Cotillard), along with an American (Abbie Cornish) who claims to be his long-lost cousin.
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- Ridley Scott
Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; director's commentary; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that main character Max is selfish and greedy and doesn't care who he hurts to get ahead. His whole life is about making money, and he revels in the fact that he's good at it, even though people hate him. Wine and drinking figure prominently in the storyline, and the romance between two characters gets a little steamy (they flirt, tear each other's clothes off, and end up in bed), but it's nothing teens haven't seen before. That said, most teens probably won't be too interested in this one, since it focuses on more mid-life issues.
- Sexual Content
- Romance and flirting between characters, sexual banter, bedroom scene, female characters in tight dresses with cleavage.
- Crazy driving while talking on a cell phone. Max falls into an empty pool and can't get out. Fanny floods it with water while he's in there.
- Pretty mild: "Hell," "ass," "bullocks."
- Social Behavior
- Max is greedy and selfish and will walk over anyone to get ahead. People hate him, and he relishes it.
- Sanyo; Max relies heavily on his Treo.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Wine, drinking, and getting drunk figure prominently in the storyline.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it