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Sideways Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Directed by Alexander Payne, Sideways follows Miles (Paul Giamatti), who is distressed about his lack of success as a novelist, and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), an equally unsuccessful actor with a rapidly approaching wedding. In a last-ditch effort to sow their wild oats, Jack and Miles take off on a final road trip to California's wine country the week prior to Jack's wedding. Both men have goals for the vacation -- Miles wants to turn Jack on to the art of wine tasting, while Jack is concerned with exploiting his last days as a bachelor -- but when the two men come across two fascinating women (Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh), the duo is forced to examine their morality, and if maturity isn't such a depressing prospect -- at least, for one of them. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

  • Release date:October 22, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Rolfe Kent Best Original Score 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Rolfe Kent Best Score 2004 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alexander Payne Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
Writers Guild of America Alexander Payne Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Alexander Payne Best Director [Runner-up] 2004 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
National Board of Review Alexander Payne Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Alexander Payne Best Director (Runner-up) 2004 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexander Payne Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Alexander Payne Best Screenplay 2004 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexander Payne Best Director 2004 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Paul Giamatti Best Actor - Runner-up 2004 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Paul Giamatti Best Actor - Runner-up 2004 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Paul Giamatti Best Actor - Runner-up 2004 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Paul Giamatti Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Paul Giamatti Best Actor 2004 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Virginia Madsen Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Virginia Madsen Best Supporting Actress 2004 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
National Board of Review Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thomas Haden Church Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomas Haden Church Best Supporting Actor 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael London Best Picture 2004 Nominee

Cast

Paul Giamatti
as Miles Raymond
Thomas Haden Church
as Jack Lapate
Virginia Madsen
as Maya
Sandra Oh
as Stephanie
Marylouise Burke
as Miles' Mother
Jessica Hecht
as Victoria
Missy Doty
as Cammi
M.C. Gainey
as Cammi's Husband
Alysia Reiner
as Christine Erganian
Duke Moosekian
as Erganian, Mike
Robert Covarrubias
as Mile's Building Manager
Patrick Gallagher
as Gary The Bartender
Stephanie Faracy
as Stephanie's Mother
Joe Marinelli
as Frass Canyon Pourer
Chris Burroughs
as Chris At Sanford
Peter Dennis
as Leslie Brough
Alison Herson
as Foxen Winery Pourer
Phil Reeves
as Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks
Robert Trow
as Obnoxious Golfer
Lacey Rae
as Los Olivos Waitress
Cesar "Cheeser" Ramos
as Barista
Natalie Carter
as Siena
Simon Kassis
as Mini-mart Owner
Sevag Kendirjian
as Armenian Deacon
Gohar Toranyan
as Wedding Organist
Chris Burroughs
as Chris At Sanford
Gohar Toranyan
as Wedding Organist
Natalie Carter
as Siena
Cesar "Cheeser" Ramos
as Barista
Alysia Reiner
as Christine Erganian
Sevag Kendirjian
as Armenian Deacon
Simon Kassis
as Mini-mart Owner
Phil Reeves
as Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks
Stephanie Faracy
as Stephanie's Mother
Patrick Gallagher
as Gary The Bartender
Lacey Rae
as Los Olivos Waitress
Robert Trow
as Obnoxious Golfer
Alison Herson
as Foxen Winery Pourer
Peter Dennis
as Leslie Brough
Joe Marinelli
as Frass Canyon Pourer
Robert Covarrubias
as Mile's Building Manager
Duke Moosekian
as Erganian, Mike

Crew

Alexander Payne
Director
Michael London
Producer
Alexander Payne
Screenwriter
Rex Pickett
Book Author
Phedon Papamichael
Cinematographer
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Dondi Bastone
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kevin Tent
Editor
Jane Ann Stewart
Production Designer
T.K. Kirkpatrick
Art Director
George Parra
Co-producer
Wendy Chuck
Costume Designer
Barbara Haberecht
Set Decorator
Lisa Fischer
Set Decorator
Frank Gaeta
Sound/Sound Designer
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
George Parra
First Assistant Director
John Jackson
Casting
Marco Gilson
Painter
Frank Gaeta
Supervising Sound Editor
Jennifer Lane
Second Unit Camera
Patrick Hoeschen
Electrician
Steve Colgrove
Electrician
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