A Good Year

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(2006) ★★

Film4: Sunday 27 September, 6.30pm

Greedy London investment broker Russell Crowe makes money, he doesn’t do weekends or take holidays. What would he want with an old vineyard in Provence, bequeathed to him by uncle Albert Finney? With the help of estate agent pal Tom Hollander, he intends to sell it. “We don’t say shabby,” Tom tells Crowe, “we say filled with the patina of a bygone era.”

A bit like the script adapted from a book by A Year in Provence author Peter Mayle. As funny as a shedload of Euros, it’s a romantic comedy light on laughs and love. Marion Cotillard has the best line: “In France, the customer is always wrong.” A girl after Crowe’s own heart. They might be intoxicated. We’re left in need of a pick-me-up. Comedy is clearly not Ridley Scott’s forte, unless anyone thought Thelma & Louise was funny.

Certificate: 12

Duration: 117min

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