Max Skinner Russell Crowe é um investidor inglês sem muitos escrúpulos que vive somente para ganhar cada vez mais dinheiro. But his latest money-making spree on the markets has found his company under investigation and himself on suspension. When his uncle dies, leaving him a picturesque estate in the south of France, Max views it as an opportunity to cash in the vinery and pocket the profits. Duflot Didier Bourdon and the unexpected arrival of a determined Californian woman named Christie Abbie Cornish who presents herself as a long-lost cousin while making a dubious claim to Henry's estate. What could be Better than watching a complete Ross Pitt convert to a normal human Definitely what's know as a 'chick flick' but I defy anyone not to like this film.
Russell Crowe initially intends to sell the Chateau to add to his fortune, but gradually and almost imperceptibly he falls in love with the Chateau, Provence, and the People. Sceptical at first but this is in my opinion one of the best films you could watch to cheer you up and enjoy a good old movie! I can confirm that this version despite being the German version is in English. Trailer for A Good Year on TrailerAddict. Will Max fall in love with the feisty local woman he trades quips with? Albert Finney gives a pleasing performance as Uncle Henry, who appears in a brief prologue with Freddie Highmore as young Max and appears in a series of flashbacks, the last of which has a mild surprise. The lush village and streaming sunlight portray Provence as an idyllic, magical place. Quando viaja ao local para ajustar detalhes a fim de vendê-lo, Max acaba passando uma temporada no local, deixando-se seduzir pelo inebriante clima francês.
This is a story of a big change in the central character. After checking the info ordered it and just arrived and can confirm :- Region B playback Audio in English didn't have to change any settings And most importantly cracking picture. Max goes to France intent on selling the property. If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. A Good Year 2006 A Good Year: After years of no contact with his Uncle Henry, London banker and bond trader Max Skinner learns that Henry has died intestate, so Max inherits a château and vineyard in Provence. Director Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe--who first worked together on the Academy Award-winning Gladiator--are reunited in this romantic film, which is based on Peter Mayle's book A Year in Provence. This is a light comedy directed by a man and starring another man who are neither noted for their light comic touch.
Flash back sequences of Crow as a child staying at an uncles estate in France are perfect. This time, the main character, Max Skinner, realises what is more important than money and has a complete change of lifestyle by the end of the film where everyone ends up happier. Did Max the boy know things that Max the man has forgotten? His best films have been made from the best scripts, but when the foundations are weaker, he flounders. This will become one of those favourite film that get rolled out that you will never get tired of watching. And you notice how soon after its construction the Gherkin building has become shorthand for the city it resides in. The film is reminiscent of Diane Lane's Under the Tuscan Sun in the way the scenery plays as much of a role in the film as its characters.
It was Scott who suggested to Mayle, it would be a good idea to write a novel on an Englishman in a fish out of water comedy scenario. Though Scott tries to drum up some suspense in the film Is the beautiful visitor really Max's illegitimate cousin? Like pure corn liquor poured into a fancy wine bottle, Ridley Scott's lush adaptation of Peter Mayle's novel about a ruthless London commodities trader who finds his soul in Provence is broad, hackneyed and stultifyingly predictable. As a child, Max Skinner Freddie Highmore was taught to appreciate the finer things in life while wandering the vineyard estate of his uncle Henry Albert Finney. A delightful film made even better by the most imaginative choices of music - French, English and American - from his uncle's collection. Crowe plays Max, a workaholic London bonds trader who doesn't know the meaning of vacation.
This movie got pretty slated on release but always thought it was pretty good. Even Max falls under its spell. Even without that aspect to the part, Russell Crowe is miscast. He inherits a Chateau in Provence, previously owned by an uncle whom he remembers with affection and with whom he holidayed when a boy. Forget Gladiator this is the film you need to watch! But when he inherits a vineyard in the south of France, hard-driving, fast-talking Skinner begins to slow down and embrace the simple — and most precious — pleasures of life. All Max sees in this rambling French property is a money-making opportunity, but as he stays, the sunshine, wine and the eccentric locals, not to mention the love of Fanny Marion Cotillard unlocks the sensitive man locked away in the belly of the Capitalist beast.
Still, while the film doesn't fully utilise Crowe's range of skills, the actor is charming in his role and A Good Year provides fine viewing. The plot is well executed and the scenes from a previous time are cleverly interwoven to give a depth and richness. . A Good Year has the air of an indulgence for Ridley Scott, who has lived in Provence for some fifteen years. Oscar-winner Russell Crowe reunites with Gladiator director Ridley Scott in A Good Year. Max spent part of his childhood there, learning maxims and how to win and lose, and honing his killer instinct at chess, which serves him well in finance. However, Scott is less than subtle by giving London such cold, grey-blue tones as he does.
Quando seu tio Henry Albert Finney , seu parente mais próximo, morre, ele herda sua vinícola na França. Crowe stars as ruthless businessman Max Skinner, a man whose sole raison d'être is the acquisition of wealth at the expense of the other guy. It is a great film to see in the depths of winter that I enjoy every time. The film itself is great. Sit, watch, relax and ingest some of the best one liner, throw away comments to date and all with tongue in cheek French and English humour.
This romantic drama tells the story of an Englishman Russell Crowe who finds his soul when he loses his heart to a French beauty Marion Cotillard. Was browsing Amazon and stumbled across this Spanish release. While not a particularly likeable character, especially in the early part of the film, Max also isn't a bad guy. On its cinema release, A Good Year based on a novel by A Year in Provence writer Peter Mayle received a kicking, for reasons that certainly have justification. A Banker and I know we all hate them moves to France and finds him self! Max Skinner Russell Crowe is a London uber-trader. The atmosphere is of warm, sunny, endless days in rural France. Meanwhile, his uncle Henry Albert Finney has died, leaving him a large house and grounds, not to mention vines, in Provence.