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

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10 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un buen año  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£376,962 (UK) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

$7,458,269 (USA) (19 January 2007)
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Trivia

Max Skinner's wardrobe is largely influenced by Russell Crowe's own uncle, David William Crowe. See more »

Goofs

When Max is trying to reach to his cell phone after falling accidentally in the empty swimming pool, the cell phone is spinning as it vibrates during a call (the cell phone's antenna is towards Max), but in the very next shots, the phone is turned 180 degrees counterclockwise (the antenna is not towards Max). See more »

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Charlie Willis: Well this is a disaster. Mr Froggy Wine Man has just knocked a million off our sale price.
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Features Sylvie et le fantôme (1946) See more »

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How Can I Be Sure of You
Written and Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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29 September 2006 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

The American woman does not claim that the land is hers, but tries to know something about his past. Ridley Scott exploit his good taste to create a charming atmosphere, in which Russel Crowe is just an extra piece of the story. The landscapes, the Provence feeling, the interesting women, and the enchanting world of wine makes you fly between the clouds and wonder: "what if I leave my job right now and start living the real life?". Russel Crowe successes in playing a clumsy business man who realizes he has to make a change. Albert Finney minor appearances are brilliant. It is a movie about feelings, enjoying life, and finding yourself. You have to see it.


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