This film was suggested by our member William Hill who writes: 'I saw About Schmidt and remembered how good Payne is at gentle whimsical but humane humour'.
Our member John In suggested the same film, and wrote: 'Whilst at the cinema I got talking and we hit on the idea of wine tasting. From that, I suggested the film Sideways. A great way to watch a film, meet other cinema goers and taste some wine.'
Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.
As per John's suggestion, the screening will be preceeded by a Members' Wine Tasting in the bar.
Tickets for the wine tasting are £25 and limited to 1 per member. A special discount is available when both a ticket to the wine tasting and a ticket for Sideways are in the shopping basket, which will reduce the total price to just £30 instead of £35.
Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh