A Good Year

A Good Year

  • 2006
  • PG-13
  • 118 min
  • USA, UK
  • comedy, drama, romance

British investment banker Max Skinner learns that his Uncle Henry has died and left him a chateau and vineyard in Provence. He travels to France in order to sell off the property.

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: Marc Klein

Stars: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Tom Hollander, Abbie Cornish

A Good Year is a fine example of a top-notch director and actor out of their elements, in a sappy romantic comedy lacking in charm and humor.

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  • Ridley Scott
    Ridley Scott
    Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He was raised in an Army family, meaning that for most of his early life, his father — an officer in the Royal Engineers — was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the...

Main Cast


  • Moira McDonald (Seattle Times)

    On a rainy day, A Good Year may be welcome fantasy; the question is whether anyone will remember it after the clouds have parted.

  • Peter Howell (Toronto Star)

    Crowe, a superb dramatic actor, is congenitally incapable of humour, especially when he tries slapstick.

  • Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)

    Russell Crowe has many talents, but a gift for light comedy is not one of them.


Tagline: Sometimes it takes a change of scenery to have a change of heart.

Source: based on the novel by Peter Mayle

Certificate: PG-13

Genres: comedy, drama, romance

Categories: wine, provence france, inheritance, stockbroker, uncle, waiter, self discovery, tennis court, brassiere, wine tasting, childhood memory, vineyard, restaurant


Producer: Ridley Scott

Editor: Dody Dorn

Casting: Antoinette Boulat, Jina Jay

Director of photography: Philippe Le Sourd

Original music composer: Marc Streitenfeld

Costume design: Catherine Leterrier

Production design: Sonja Klaus

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 118 min

Country: USA, UK

Language: English, French, Russian

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • Une grande année (FR)