Movie Review – Sideways (2004)
It is interesting to see in Alexander Payne’s latest movie a new incursion into the topics already portrayed in his previous works (“Election” 1999, “About Schmidt” 2002).
Sideways is a display of characters with some feature of poignancy that after adverse circumstances embark on a trip of self-discovery and pleasure, that though as a general idea results attractive, is doomed to failure by its own premises.
Other idea which is highly stressed is that in spite of misfortune and frustration there is always some kind of redemption, no matter how mistaken the choices are nor inexorable their consequences.
You surely can laugh about it, but it also makes decadence look like a