Good Year

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

A british investment broker inherits a vineyard in province, from his late uncle. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203921754
UPC 024543407010
UPC 14 00024543407010
Format DVD
Release Date 1/13/2009
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Ridley Scott (BLADE RUNNER, GLADIATOR) directs this romantic comedy based on the book of the same name by Peter Mayle. London banker Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) is a cutthroat workaholic who cares only about winning and making money. During his rise to the top, Max has forgotten the important life lessons that his favorite uncle, Henry (Albert Finney), taught him during summers at his vineyard in Provence. Estranged from Henry for years, Max is surprised to learn that his uncle has passed away and as his closest living relative, he is set to inherit the estate, La Siroque. True to form, Max tools down to Provence for a quick visit in order to assess the value of the property with dollar signs in his eyes. ^Once immersed in Henry's world and the charm of La Siroque, Max begins to remember his visits and how much Henry and those summers meant to him. Other surprises--including a budding romance with fetching local café owner Fanny Chenal (Marion Cotillard) and a visit from a young American claiming to be Henry's illegitimate daughter (Abbie Cornish)--prolong Max's visit, making Provence more and more difficult to resist. Can Max be content leaving his fast-paced life in London for lazy days in a French vineyard? Or will he sell his estate to the highest bidder, memories and all, and return to his hectic lifestyle? Crowe shows his softer-side--and even throws in some physical comedy--as a man revisiting his past and considering his future. Finney is a charmer as Henry in flashback scenes (where Freddie Highmore plays a young Max) that establish his character's joie de vivre and the tender relationship shared between uncle and nephew. Didier Bourdon is Francis Duflot, the tender of the vineyard, and Tom Hollander plays Charlie, Max's best friend.
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sending up his bullish, hotel-clerk-bashing tabloid image, Russ delivers a turn that's honey-glazed like a prime ham." 11/01/2006 p.40
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "An enjoyably warm and unpretentious adaptation....This is a bright and breezy tale that makes full use of the beautiful French countryside." 05/01/2007 p.90
Ridley Scott
Russell Crowe
Marion Cotillard
Cast & Crew
Albert Finney - Actor
Archie Panjabi - Actor
Dody Dorn - Editor
Freddie Highmore - Actor
Frederic Evard - Art Director
Guy Pechard - Executive Producer
Marc Klein - Screenplay
Marc Streitenfeld - Original Music By
Peter Mayle - Based On Novel By
Philippe Le Sourd - Cinematographer
Ridley Scott - Producer
Ridley Scott - Director
Robert Cowper - Art Director
Russell Crowe - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 2256053
UPC 00024543407010
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 114 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The desire for familiarity in movies can lead to sequels and re-makes, but that doesn't always have to be the case. It can also mean the use of storyline everyone sitting in the theater knows. A Good Year is a respectable retelling of the "back to nature" narrative, in which a selfish individual becomes seduced and saved by a pastoral setting and a pretty woman who lives there. Sound familiar? Although there's nothing surprising in Ridley Scott's version, gorgeous photography and strong acting keep the formula from becoming stale. For those who don't mind pictures that fall into predictable rhythms, A Good Year represents a pleasant diversion.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review A light rose from Ridley Scott compared to the hefty cabernets he usually turns out, "A Good Year" is a divertissement, an excuse for the filmmakers and cast to enjoy a couple of months in Provence and for the audience, by proxy, to spend a couple of hours there. A simple repast consisting of sometimes strained slapsticky comedy, a sweet romance and a life lesson learned, this little picnic doesn't amount to much but goes down easily enough...The setting could hardly be made to look less than glorious, and production standards are up to what one expects from a Scott picture. All the same, lensing is not as resplendent as it might have been; numerous shots sharing bright and dark areas aren't well balanced, and faces are sometimes underlit. The soundtrack, fleshed out with an eclectic array of tunes, is lively.
Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Crowe,Russell
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald ...never less than visually ravishing.
Stephanie Zacharek, ...offers some pretty basic pleasures that movies often fail to give us these days.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...very much in the tradition of "Enchanted April," "Shirley Valentine" and "Under the Tuscan Sun."

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Importcds $4.31 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All our items are brand new - Ships directly from our Warehouse in California - Estimated delivery time: 5-7 days after shipment.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $8.59 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$5.99 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

Usually Ships within 1 business day
Add to Cart
VNHM SHOP $12.70 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
amitcj $10.87 + $3.16 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (GOOD YEAR)
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Load More Buying Options
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal! This product is currently not available.