Released in 2006 : Rated PG-13 : Directed by Ridley Scott
If I could no longer watch movies, I would miss A Good Year the 2nd most! Russell Crowe leads as Max Skinner who inherits his uncle’s vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. He returns to settle the estate where he relives childhood memories (Freddie Highmore as young Max and Albert Finney as his Uncle Henry).
There are many sub-plots. Trouble with the day job, employees of the estate, a possible inheritance challenger, discovery of new relatives, a love interest and self-discovery. Not an original concept of a film and has been compared to Diane Lane’s Under The Tuscan Sun which I loved. This film kept me interested the entire time as well as the scenary was one beautiful scene after another. Kudos to the location scout! The scenary alone makes me want to see France with my own eyes.
Where I want to drink coffee every, single morning…
Not everyone is as enthusiastic about this film as I am and I think that is because I see France as this amazing place I haven’t visited yet but it’s films like this that make me want to go there even more.
A Good Year was first a novel written by Peter Mayle.