Your Company


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United States, Hungary · 2004
2h 7m
Director Alexander Payne
Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Miles, a failed novelist, and his soon-to-be married friend Jack, a washed-up actor, salute the remains of their youth by taking a road trip through California wine country in the week before Jack's wedding. Miles is there for the wine, but Jack is mainly interested in living his last week of bachelorhood to the hilt.

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Salon by Charles Taylor

Alexander Payne's new movie, Sideways, makes you feel like you're trapped at dinner with a wiseass who's trying to convince you what a sensitive guy he is.


Newsweek by David Ansen

In Sideways, Payne has created four of the most lived-in, indelible characters in recent American movies. This deliciously bittersweet movie makes magic out of the quotidian.


The New Yorker by David Denby

In this role Giamatti gives his bravest, most generously humane performance yet. Women may be repelled, but men will know this man, because, at one time or another, many of us have been this man.


Village Voice by J. Hoberman

Jack and Miles are male archetypes, as well as the two most fully realized comic creations in recent American movies.


Entertainment Weekly by Lisa Schwarzbaum

It's an intoxicating feeling when a movie excites and enlivens us like this -- and there's a particular giddiness to be had in thinking about what movies can (but don't often) do for one's soul after imbibing such a fine vintage.


Variety by Todd McCarthy

A beautifully observed, small-scale study of personal foibles, romantic uncertainty and two sides of the sadly predictable male animal.

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