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A Good Year (2006)

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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Everything matures... eventually. See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£376,962 (United Kingdom), 29 October 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,721,526, 12 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,458,269, 21 January 2007
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Marion CotillIard is the leading lady in this film but is not on the "Top Billed" list See more »

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Max asks his cousin Christie where she got the "Halston" at the Duflot's dinner party. The dress she wears in the scene is actually made by modern day Los Angeles cotton manufacturer American Apparel. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Willis: [Calling from London] How's the house, Max? Is it gorgeous?
Max Skinner: Well, to tell you the truth, Charlie, it's a little shabby.
Charlie Willis: We don't say "shabby," Max. We say "filled with the patina of a bygone era."
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Prometheus: Part 1 (2013) See more »

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Hey Joe
Written by Billy Roberts
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
Courtesy of Mercury Records France, a Division of Universal Music S.A.
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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"A Good Year" was a good movie...
11 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I thought the movie was very good... Much better than I expected from the previews.

It's not going to be a Best-Picture Oscar winning movie (I think that should go to "The Departed") but it is not intended to be...

If you need explosions, sex and violence every 10 seconds to keep your attention then no this film is not for you. If you just want a relaxing, well-acted, non-American crappy plot popcorn movie then go check it out.

Well worth the $11 for the ticket which is getting pretty hard to say nowadays...


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