The director Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt) perfectly showed off his wit again. Sideways is a movie which could be a wine tasting guide for beginners as well as an abs straining exercise from laughing for 121 minutes of the full length of the film.
At the beginning you may thing that Miles (Paul Giamatti) is a bit a weird guy. Though, indeed, he is. His strange relationship to women after his divorce will be defeated only because of his passion for wine. All the barriers he had dissolve once he gets closer to a woman fascinated by wine.

If you think that Miles is a bit spooky, than his friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church) is a typical man beast. As he tours California’s wine country with Miles before his wedding he becomes obsessed by seducing a woman. His near zero knowledge about wine will flourish after he gets absolutely crazy about a woman working at a winery.
They are having the time of their life. Tasting wines, laughing and loving! But, this idyll has to come to the end as Jack’s secret is disclosed.