SidewaysDVD - 2005 | Widescreen ed
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"Consult your doctor before using this product. Side effects may include oily discharge, hives, loss of appetite, low blood pressure. If you have diabetes or a history of kidney trouble, you're dead, a**hole!"
"I am a thumbprint on the window of a skyscraper. I'm a smudge of excrement on a tissue surging out to sea with a million tons of raw sewage." "See? Right there. Just what you just said. That is beautiful. 'A smudge of excrement ... surging out to sea.'"
"Come on, man. You know. Hemingway, Sexton, Plath, Woolf. You can't kill yourself before you're even published."
JACK: "That's going to be my best man gift to you this week. I'm gonna get you laid." / MILES: "Wonderful." / JACK: "I'm not gonna get you a gift certificate or a pen knife or any of that other horse s**t." / MILES: "I'd rather have a knife."
"Are you still seeing that shrink?" "I saw him on Monday. I spent most of the time helping him with his computer."
"It tastes like the back of a f***ing L.A. school bus. Now they probably didn't de-stem, hoping for some semblance of concentration, crushed it up with leaves and mice, and then wound up with this rancid tar and turpentine bulls**t. F***in' Raid." "Tastes pretty good to me."
"Listen, man. You're my friend, and I know you care about me. And I know you disapprove, and I respect that. But there are some things that I have to do that you don't understand. You understand literature, movies, wine... but you don't understand my plight."
Maya: "Can I ask you a personal question, Miles?" Miles: "Sure." Maya: "Why are you so in to Pinot? ...I mean, it's like a thing with you." Miles: "Uh, I don't know, I don't know. Um, it's a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right? It's uh, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It's, you know, it's not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it's neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet. "
Miles: "What about you?" Maya: "What about me?" Miles: "I don't know. Why are you into wine?" Maya: "Oh I... I think I... I originally got in to wine through my ex-husband." Miles: "Ah." Maya: "You know, he had this big, sort of show-off cellar, you know." Miles: "Right." Maya: "But then I discovered that I had a really sharp palate." Miles: "Uh-huh." Maya: "And the more I drank, the more I liked what it made me think about." Miles: "Like what?" Maya: "Like what a fraud he was."
Maya: "No, I - I like to think about the life of wine." Miles: "Yeah." Maya: "How it's a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I'd opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your '61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline." Miles: "Hmm." Maya: "And it tastes so f**king good."
Coarse Language: 65 f-words and derivatives thereof; 16 sexual remarks; 16 scatological references and 23 other anatomical terms; 5 mild cuss words; 8 derogatory terms for women (such as chick, b***h, etc.); some derogatory terms for homosexuals (e.g., f*g, homo); and some name-calling (dumb, stupid, idiot, etc.).
Other: People are shown drinking a lot of wine. (The film takes place at various wine tastings, so a lot of alcohol is consumed to the point of excess.) One man drives drunk. Some characters smoke what is presumed to be tobacco or marijuana.
Sexual Content: Full frontal and rear nudity of a man. A woman's breasts are exposed. There are two scenes of couples in a coital position. Thumping can be heard through a wall implying sex.
Violence: One man intimidates a man with a golf club. A woman beats a man with a motorbike helmet; he's off-camera during this beating, but we see his injuries afterwards in bandages.