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A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

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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. 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). Max goes to France intent on selling the property. He spends a few days there, getting the property ready to show. Memories, a beautiful woman, and a young American who says she's Henry's illegitimate daughter interrupt his plans. Did Max the boy know things that Max the man has forgotten? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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provence | uncle | vineyard | chess | chateau | See more »

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Sometimes it takes a change of scenery to have a change of heart. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Un buen año  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$847,685 (Australia) (10 November 2006)

Gross:

$7,458,269 (USA) (19 January 2007)
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Aaron Eckhart originally had a role in this film, but dropped out. See more »

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It is constantly suggested that Max works in 30 St. Mary Axe, one of London's best known recent buildings designed by Norman Foster, which has a radial plan with a strong diagonal diagrid frame wrapping the exterior wall. The interior shots of the firm take place inside a standard rectilinear office building with regular columns. (See Basic Instinct 2 for scenes that appear to have been filmed inside 30 St. Mary Axe.) See more »

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Kenny: [reading "fan mail"] You're my hero.
Max Skinner: Who wrote that?
Kenny: Your lawyer.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Wonderful!!
19 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My breath was taken away as I was transported to another place entirely. It was so warmly sentimental I had tears in my eyes many times during the movie,, but in a great way. THis is what movies are meant to do, take us away and out of our ordinary lives to escape and step outside ourselves to reflect on some deeper meaning.

Bravo! Russell Crowe is simply an amazing actor. See this movie at the theater for full cinematic splendor.

I don't know why I haven't heard more about this movie.. I think its been out a while. Russell Crowe is one of those actors who can really choose what films he makes. This should ensure a great movie just by him agreeing to it! He transforms himself into his characters so you're not thinking your watching Russell Crowe.


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