Release Date: 6/16/2009 Original Release: 2008 Format: DVD Length: 109 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: for brief strong language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use UPC: 024543565857 Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainm
Comedies, True Story, Love Triangle, Theatrical Release, Paris, France, Love Triangles, California, 1970s, Fathers And Sons
Bottle Shock Widescreen DVD Description
Looking for a way to boost his failing Parisian wine shop, a snobbish Brit named Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman) heads to California's Napa Valley, preparing for a tasting contest he has set up, pitting his favorite French wines against up-and-coming vintages from California. He assumes that a victory by the French wines will spur people to flock to his store, but he is surprised to find that the California wines are not quite as awful as he had imagined. He is especially intrigued by a Chardonnay made by Jim Barrett (Bill Pullman) and his son, Bo (Chris Pine), at Chateau Montelena, but Jim is a perfectionist who never thinks his wine is ready and does not want to be involved in the contest, believing it will be a circus and an excuse to embarrass the California wineries. He has a tense relationship with his son, an easygoing surfer dude who seems more interested in the summer intern, Sam (Rachael Taylor), than working in the family business. Meanwhile, the rest of the Napa Valley vintners are excited about participating in the contest, including Gustavo (Freddy Rodriguez), one of Jim's best employees, who is making his own wine on the side with Garcia (Miguel Sandoval). As Spurrier gets closer to deciding which California wines will be selected for the contest, friendships and families threaten to tear apart and love blossoms. Based on a true story--Jim and Bo Barrett served as consultants on the film--BOTTLE SHOCK is a tasty treat, cowritten by husband-and-wife team Randall Miller and Jody Savin (with Ross Schwartz); Miller also serves as one of the editors and producers. Pullman is outstanding as the former corporate suit trying to live out his dream; the cast also includes Bradley Whitford and Eliza Dushku in small but important roles. The period soundtrack features several Doobie Brothers songs as well as 1970s tunes by America, Bad Company, and Foghat.
Region 1 NTSC Keep Case Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes (4) Audio Commentary: Director Randall Miller and Stars Jody Savin, Ross Schwartz, Lannette Pabon, Chris Pine, J. Todd Harris, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku Featurette: 1. "An Underdog's Journey: The Making of BOTTLE SHOCK" 2. "Chateau Montelena: One Winery's Search for Excellence" Trailers: 1. Forced Trailers: AUSTRALIA, MARLEY AND ME, NOBEL SON, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES 2. Trailer Farm: Theatrical Trailer
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