Sideways

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Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Jim Taylor and Payne.wikipedia
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Paul Giamatti

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A film adaptation of Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), a depressed teacher and unsuccessful writer, and Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church), a past-his-prime actor, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County wine country to celebrate Jack's upcoming wedding.
He won acclaim for his leading roles as Harvey Pekar in American Splendor (2003), Miles Raymond in Sideways (2004) and Mike Flaherty in Win Win (2011) while continuing to play supporting roles, like Joe Gould in Cinderella Man (2005), which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Chief Inspector Uhl in The Illusionist (2006), Karl Hertz in Shoot 'Em Up (2007), Nicholas "Nick" Claus in Fred Claus (2007), Tom Duffy in The Ides of March (2011 film) (2011), Theophilus Freeman in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Ralph in Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Eugene Landy in Love & Mercy (2014), Dr. Lawrence Hayes in San Andreas (2015) and Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton (2015).

Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Hayden Church
A film adaptation of Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), a depressed teacher and unsuccessful writer, and Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church), a past-his-prime actor, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County wine country to celebrate Jack's upcoming wedding.
After co-starring in the 1990s sitcom Wings, Church became known for his film roles, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in Sideways, his role as the Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and his role of Lyle van de Groot in George of the Jungle.

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen also star.
She received critical acclaim for her performance as Maya in Alexander Payne's comedy-drama film Sideways (2004), for which she received numerous awards, including nominations for the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen also star.
She has appeared in films such as Bean (1997), Last Night (1998), The Princess Diaries (2001), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Sideways (2004), Wilby Wonderful (2004), Sorry, Haters (2005), Hard Candy (2005), The Night Listener (2006), Blindness (2008), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Catfight (2016).

Marylouise Burke

Mary Louise Burke
Her roles have included the 2004 Alexander Payne film Sideways, in which she played Phyliis, the mother of the lead character.

Stephanie Faracy

She is known for playing supporting roles in films include Heaven Can Wait (1978), Scavenger Hunt (1979), Blind Date (1987), The Great Outdoors (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993), Sideways (2004), Flightplan (2005), and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).

M. C. Gainey

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Since the early 1980s, he has been in over 50 films, including Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988), The Mighty Ducks (1992), The Fan (1996), Breakdown (1997), Con Air (1997), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Sideways (2004), Are We There Yet? (2005), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Wild Hogs (2007) and Mr. Woodcock (2007).

Alysia Reiner

In Sideways, the critically acclaimed comedy–drama film, Reiner played Christine Ergarian, where she won her first ensemble cast SAG award.

Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez
He takes Jack Cole, his soon-to-be-married actor friend and former college roommate, on a road trip through the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.
The 2004 film Sideways was set (and shot on location) in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Rex Pickett

A film adaptation of Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), a depressed teacher and unsuccessful writer, and Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church), a past-his-prime actor, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County wine country to celebrate Jack's upcoming wedding.
Rex Pickett is an American novelist and filmmaker best known for his novel Sideways, which was adapted into a 2004 movie of the same name directed by Alexander Payne.

Jessica Hecht

Hecht has made appearances in television shows such as Lois & Clark, ER, Seinfeld, Once and Again, Law & Order, Breaking Bad, Bored to Death, and The Good Wife; and in movies such as Sideways, Anarchy TV, and Kicking and Screaming.

Drunk dialing

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During the date, Miles gets drunk and telephones Vicki, his ex-wife, after learning from Jack that she has remarried.
In the 2004 film Sideways, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) gets drunk and calls his ex-wife while at a restaurant.

Missy Doty

Doty is probably best known for her performance in the comedy/drama film Sideways (2004), playing the minor, yet memorable role of Cammi, the waitress with whom Jack has sex before getting caught by her husband.

Symbiosis (Bill Evans album)

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The romantic leitmotif shared by Miles and Maya is excerpted from Symbiosis by Claus Ogerman and Bill Evans.
Portions of the 2nd Movement were used on the soundtrack of the 2004 film Sideways.

Rolfe Kent

The original soundtrack album features 15 jazz instrumentals composed and produced by Rolfe Kent and was orchestrated and arranged for the band by Tony Blondal.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Best Original Score" category for Sideways.

Michael London

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He has produced over 20 films including Sideways, The Visitor, Win Win, and Smart People.

Alexander Payne

Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Jim Taylor and Payne.
Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), and Downsizing (2017).

77th Academy Awards

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Other winners included The Incredibles, and Ray with two awards, and Born into Brothels, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Mighty Times: The Children's March, The Motorcycle Diaries, Ryan, The Sea Inside, Sideways, Spider-Man 2 and Wasp each with one.

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2004

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

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Jim Taylor (writer)

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Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Jim Taylor and Payne.
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Kevin Tent

Kevin Tent is best known for being Alexander Payne's go-to film editor on films such as Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, and Election.

10th Critics' Choice Awards

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Santa Barbara County, California

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A film adaptation of Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), a depressed teacher and unsuccessful writer, and Jack Cole (Thomas Haden Church), a past-his-prime actor, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County wine country to celebrate Jack's upcoming wedding.
The 2004 Alexander Payne film, Sideways, set in the Santa Ynez Valley, brought additional attention to the county as a wine region, especially for its Pinot noir wines.