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Bottle Shock

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Comedy about wine rivalry blends fun, heart.

Movie PG-13 2008 110 minutes
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BOTTLE SHOCK gets off to a slow start, attempting to add some fictional spice to the true story the movie is based on by introducing a beautiful female intern to the mix. It goes on to expand the flinty relationship between the father-son owners of Chateau Montelena (a diamond in the crown of the California wineries), and then raises the stakes higher and higher. What's real seems obvious and works best.

By the time we get to the contest, it doesn't disappoint. Nor does the outcome -- but it doesn't surprise, either. Still, the wine country setting is beautiful, the actors have fun with their robust roles, and the movie's appreciation of the wine is contagious.

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