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Bottle Shock
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Year: 2009
Audio
English: 5.1 Dolby Surround
Subtitles:
English / Subtitled

Synopsis

1976. Napa Valley. One small American winery and its workers are about to show the French that the world’s finest wines will now come from the other red, white and blue. Based on an inspiring true story and starring Alan Rickman (Love, Actually), Bill Pullman (Nobel Son), Chris Pine (Smokin’ Aces) and Rachael Taylor (Transformers), Bottle Shock is an “intelligent, affectionate, beautifully acted movie” (The Hollywood Reporter) that pours out the laughs.

For connoisseur Steven Spurrier (Rickman), there’s no finer art than French wine, despite rumors that the new California wine country holds the future of the vine. Positive the small Napa wineries are no match for established French vintages, Spurrier challenges the Americans to a blind tasting. But when he finds the valley full of ambitious – and talented – novice vintners like Jim Barrett (Pullman) and his son Bo (Pine), he realizes his publicity stunt may change the history of wine forever.

Disc Information

**Forced Trailers: Australia, Marley and Me, Nobel Son, The Secret Life of Bees

**Commentary by Randall Miller, Jody Savin, Ross Schwartz, Lannette Pabon, Chris Pine, J. Todd Harris, Bill Pullman & Eliza Dushku
**An Underdog's Journey: The Making of Bottle Shock
**Chateau Montelena: One Winery's Search for Excellence

**Deleted Scenes
*"It Was Just Sex"
*First Alternate
*The Second Wine Scam
*Bo and Sam Make Love

**Trailer Farm: Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Alan Rickman ... Steven Spurrier
Chris Pine ... Bo Barrett
Bill Pullman ... Jim Barrett
Rachael Taylor ... Sam Fulton
Freddy Rodriguez ... Gustavo Brambilia
Dennis Farina ... Maurice Cantavale
Bradley Whitford ... Professor Saunders

Reviews

Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader | August 22, 2008

Rickman adds a welcome astringency.

Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel | August 15, 2008

Bottle Shock is... utterly charming.

Cathy Frisinger Denver Post | August 15, 2008

Comedy and drama are nicely balanced in this mostly true tale.

Bill Ward Minneapolis Star Tribune | August 14, 2008

Its heart is so in the right place and its tableau so appealing that it's easy to come away from this sweet, scrappy film with a nice little buzz.

John Anderson Newsday | August 08, 2008

A winning cast and a magnum's worth of subplots make Bottle Shock extremely watchable, perhaps a bit fruity, with grace notes of leather, oak and no ham.

Dana Stevens Slate | August 07, 2008

Why did I feel such affection for this scruffy, hokey little movie? Maybe it's the same logic that applies to wine-drinking itself: Sure, a great claret would be ideal, but an OK rose is better than washing down your dinner with water.

Peter Travers Rolling Stone | August 07, 2008

Bottle Shock is something special: there's magic in it.

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