5.9/10
159
2 user 7 critic

Sideways (2009)

Saidoweizu (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 31 October 2009 (Japan)
A middle-aged Japanese man travels to California to attend the wedding of his American-based friend. Prior to the big event, they take one last trip to Napa Valley, where they taste wine, dally with romance.

Director:

Cellin Gluck

Writers:

Alexander Payne (story and characters), Rex Pickett (story and characters) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Griffin Gluck ... Pharmacy Boy
Rinko Kikuchi ... Mina Parker
Anna Easteden ... Alli
Morgan Snyder ... Laura Cooper
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Michio Saito
Caroline Paris Gluck Caroline Paris Gluck ... Pharmacy Girl
Matthew Asner Matthew Asner ... Matty
Gigi Benson ... Wine Patron / Drug Store shopper
Katsuhisa Namase ... Daisuke Uehara
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Mayuko Tanka
Michelle Manhart Michelle Manhart ... Motorcycle Officer
Jean-Christophe Lebert ... John Guillaume
Fred Spiker Fred Spiker ... Officer's Husband
Maya Waterman Maya Waterman ... Laura's Grandmother
David Black David Black ... Tourist
Learn more

More Like This 

Sideways (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A lonely photographer gradually develops a rather unhealthy obsession with a young woman he once met by sheer chance.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Holgie Forrester, Charley Hayward, Joe Marinelli
Inside Out III (Video 1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Dogs Playing Poker"; "The Branding"; "The Portal"; "The Perfect Woman"; "Within Ten... See full summary »

Directors: Nigel Dick, Alexander Payne, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Deke Anderson, Linden Ashby, Collin Bernsen
About Schmidt (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A recently retired man embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney
Inside Out (Video 1991)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Brush Strokes"; "Shrink Rap"; "Doubletalk"; "The Leda"; "My Secret Moments"; "Life ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner, Lizzie Borden, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Varda Appleton, Gavin Atkins, Terrence Atkins
Run Fast (2015)
Short | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

RUN FAST is the story Vivian, a young Kenyan runner who travels to Los Angeles to compete in her first American marathon. Her sponsor, Peter, is thrilled to identify true promise in his ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Musso
Stars: Yetide Badaki, Candice Cardenas, Tara Coppola
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Director: David Zellner
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Election (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein
Nebraska (2013)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Carmen (1985)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The famous opera set in a gas station in the desert.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Steve Freedman, Khorshield MacHalle, Joe Marinelli

Photos

Edit

Storyline

A middle-aged Japanese man travels to California to attend the wedding of his American-based friend. Prior to the big event, they take one last trip to Napa Valley, where they taste wine, dally with romance.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alexander Payne was given an executive-producer credit as a courtesy. See more »

Connections

Remake of Sideways (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunset
Performed by MAKE
Written by Ken Rangkuty and Mayumi Kaneyuki
See more »

User Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Fox [Japan] | Fox Japan [Japan]

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

31 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sideways See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,505,324
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed