SIDEWAYS (Alexander Payne, 2004)

A tedious, cruel, and complacent comedy, Alexander Payne’s Sideways follows two middle-aged men, best friends since being college roommates, from San Diego to Santa Barbara County—California wine country. The two men are Miles, a divorced middle-school English teacher and aspiring novelist, and Jack, an “actor” in television soap operas and (currently) commercials. The reason for […]