A Good Year After he inherits a French vineyard and estate, calculating businessman Max (Russell Crowe) hopes to sell it and get back to his high-powered London life.…
DVD Review

A Good Year (2007)

INTO THE GRAPE UNKNOWN Max (Crowe) inherits a French vineyard and learns not to whine in A Good Year , on DVD with behind-the-scenes featurettes…
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INTO THE GRAPE UNKNOWN Max (Crowe) inherits a French vineyard and learns not to whine in A Good Year, on DVD with behind-the-scenes featurettes that'll grow on you

Details Release Date: Feb 27, 2007; DVD Release Date: Feb 27, 2007; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Russell Crowe; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

After he inherits a French vineyard and estate, calculating businessman Max (Russell Crowe) hopes to sell it and get back to his high-powered London life. Instead, A Good Year's Provençal trifecta of food, wine, and women teaches him about joie de vivre. EXTRAS Skip the videos of Crowe's band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts in favor of the behind-the-scenes featurettes Postcards From Provence. The cast and crew's joie de filmmaking is evident in the interviews with everyone from director Ridley Scott to the onset dog trainer. The film should be so easily charming. B

Originally posted Feb 21, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints