Celebrated as having some of the best writing in any film. Genuinely can agree. Set-up and pay-off, it delivers in all fronts. Genuinely loved the writing more than anything else in this. Wonderful subtext in the dialogue, such as dialogue about wine, but they actually talk about themselves etc..
My issues? Probably Thomas Haden Church, someone who’s performance bothered me at first (but it got better) and probably some of the bland directing. It’s a solid directed film, but really nothing more. Also, probably the score in some areas felt a little inappropriate and empty. The writing carries this film, I don’t need some score, in certain scenes, make this film look like some basic road-trip film.
Sideways deserves to be studied, more so the writing than anything else. But even then, pretty much everything about this is at least solid. Great film