Sometimes – the only thing to do is to declare a romcom night with a good DVD and a nice cup of something soothing. It has been a hectic time over the last few weeks and having waved goodbye to my Canadian cousins, the only way to deal with the loss was to pull out A Good Year – a film we had been chatting about over lunch.
Russel Crowe and Albert Finney are well supported by a talented cast and this film cannot fail to please…….. unless you don’t like the genre of course. Indeed, no sooner had the film come to an end than I wanted to see it all over again. Like the days of continuous programmes at the cinema. Do you remember when it was possible to go in at one point in the film and see it through a couple of times if one was so inclined? Happy days, and how on earth did we have the time to sit through the talking pictures for so long?
Back to the plot, Russell Crowe’s character – Maximilian – inherits a French Chateau and vineyard in Provence. His plans to sell up and make a quick profit are thwarted and undermined by all sorts of things. Of course, along the way there are many twists and turns and much entertaining footage of the characters who inhabit this rural idyll.
Pause – as I sigh, yet again. No matter, I can put the DVD on at any time and pretend to be in a continuous programme in an olde worlde cinema. You’ve probably guessed that I would give this film a ten.
Have you seen it? Or if not, how do you relax and wind down?