• 2004
  • R
  • 126 min
  • USA, Hungary
  • comedy, drama, romance

A middle-aged Miles is a budding writer while his friend Jack is a soon-to-be married actor. They take a road trip through Santa Ynez Valley wine country in order to celebrate his bachelor party.

Director: Alexander Payne

Writers: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke

Won 2005 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Charming, thoughtful, and often funny, Sideways is a decidedly mature road trip comedy full of excellent performances.

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  • Alexander Payne
    Alexander Payne
    Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961) is an American film director and screenwriter. His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society.

Main Cast


  • Nev Pierce (

    Very funny and very sad, Sideways is smashing.

  • Dave Calhoun (Time Out)

    Intelligent, funny and moving.


Tagline: In search of wine. In search of women. In search of themselves.

Source: based on the novel by Rex Pickett

Certificate: R

Genres: comedy, drama, romance

Categories: wine, teacher, vineyard, california, road trip, middle age, divorce, midlife crisis, friendship, wine tour, writing, wedding, bachelor, waitress


Producer: Michael London, George Parra

Editor: Kevin Tent

Casting: John Jackson

Director of photography: Phedon Papamichael

Original music composer: Rolfe Kent

Costume design: Wendy Chuck

Production design: Jane Ann Stewart

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 126 min

Country: USA, Hungary

Language: English, Armenian

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, DTS

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color