Mary's Ramblings - Thursday is movie day!

I love movies, who doesn't? But I especially enjoy ones about wines or wineries. So I'm going to recommend one of my favorites. Can you guess which one? You're probably thinking Sideways, and I do like that movie. I'll discuss that another time. But you'd be wrong!

Today I'm going to discuss:

A Good Year (2006) Comedy, Drama and Romance
Russell Crowe
Albert Finney
Archie Panjabi

Blurb: After years of no contact with his Uncle Henry, London banker and bond trader Max Skinner learns that Henry has died intestate, so Max inherits a ch√Ęteau and vineyard in Provence. Max spent part of his childhood there, learning maxims and how to win and lose, and honing his killer instinct (at chess, which serves him well in finance). Max goes to France intent on selling the property. He spends a few days there, getting the property ready to show. Memories, a beautiful woman, and a young American who says she's Henry's illegitimate daughter interrupt his plans. Did Max the boy know things that Max the man has forgotten?

If you can rent it, do so. It's well worth it. And the scenery is wonderful.

Happy movie watching!

Now on to something I promised you last week. If you remember I launched my new web design. Anyone who left a comment on this blog and the group blog (Mysteries and Margaritas) this week had their names put into a hat for a drawing. The winner receives a coffee mug and a $10 GC to Starbucks. I wrote all the names down and put them in Ron's (hubby) golf hat and he drew a name. 

The winner is....

Congratulations! Marie H. 

Comments

Lindsay said…
Mary,
Guess I'll have to wait until the movie comes to TV again because I never could figure out how to use the DVD player. Either that or watch the movie on my computer.
Lindsay said…
MAry,
I checked out the movie you recommended and am definitely going to have to beg, borrow, steal or rent 'A Good Year' if for no other reason than the scenes of the chateau and vineyard so I can add details to a, what was formerly a novella now a full, WWII historical set in Northern France.
Mary Martinez said…
Lindsay,
Oh that's right I didn't even think about that. It is so gorgeous. I actually own the DVD. I watch it whenever I need a feel good movie and want to include a glass of wine. Of course, I pretty much like to have a glass with everything!
Lindsay said…
Mary,
I watched the trailer for the movie. I've got to have it.

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