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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Comedy, DramaNotable as: Comedy-drama, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Romance Film, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Buddy film, Road movie, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: CaliforniaRuntime: 122 - 127 minutesLanguage: English, ArmenianCountry: United StatesFilming location: California, San DiegoDirector: Alexander PayneScreenwriter: Jim Taylor, Alexander Payne, Jim TaylorMusic: Rolfe KentCinematography: Phedon PapamichaelStars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht, Missy Doty, M. C. Gainey, Alysia Reiner Producer: Michael LondonAwards won: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Alexander Payne)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Michael London)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Thomas Haden Church)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. A film adaptation from Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Payne and Taylor won multiple awards for their screenplay. Giamatti and Church, as well as actresses Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, playing local women who become romantically involved with the men, all received accolades for their performances. Sideways won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for four other awards.


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