Worth Watching - June 14: Sundance's Bottle Shock Trailer

June 14, 2008
Source: Apple

Bottle Shock Trailer

Bottle Shock is another indie gem that first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It was one my list of films to see, but I missed all the screenings. After watching this trailer, I really regret doing so - it looks pretty great. It's a change from all the action we've seen this week, but it looks like a fun and amusing indie about wine. The film stars Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Freddy Rodríguez, Rachael Taylor and Eliza Dushku. I doubt it could live up to Sideways, especially since it didn't have that much buzz coming out of the fest, but I'd like to give it a chance and see whether it comes even close. Sometimes it's great to take a break from all the big summer blockbusters with an indie like this.

The film has a few good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, including a mildly positive Variety review from Robert Koehler. "Like a wine spread with more samples than any tongue can handle, Bottle Shock contains too much to manage it all well, including some painfully corny sections, but has a charming aftertaste."

Watch the trailer for Bottle Shock:

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You can also watch the Bottle Shock trailer in High Definition on Apple

Bottle Shock is directed by filmmaker Randall Miller, of Houseguest, The Sixth Man, and Nobel Son previously. The screenplay was written by Miller, Jody Savin (Witchcraft, Nobel Son), and Ross Schwartz (The Smartest Person Who Ever Lived). After debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the film was picked up by Freestyle Releasing for distribution. Bottle Shock arrives in limited theaters starting on August 8th. The official poster for the film is featured below.

Bottle Shock Poster

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  • darrin
    looks quite good
  • Sojourner
    I honestly can't wait
  • Lars
    the trailer looks good, this seems like a movie that should entertain you for a couple of hours.
  • could be good. :)
  • kitano0
    WoW! You mean, Alan Rickman and Eliza Dushku in the same movie? How lucky can we get?
  • moldybread
    I absolutely cannot wait for this...what a pleasant relief from all the comicbook BS...Alan Rickman is a scream doing comedy of any kind and the rest of the cast look perfectly natural in their respective roles...thank goodness for indy film makers...
  • Haha! Looks good and love eliza Dushku and Rachael Taylor. Alan Rickman looks great. Excited.
  • Animaltalker
    Big Rickman fan so I really want to see this, but I'm wondering how limited, a limited release will be
  • Christopher Edwards
    My favorite line in that film is at the end and what i say to people who i annoy.
  • Michael
    I saw this movie and everything you say is up to par. This movie was worth 2 hours of my life, and i think i just might spend another 2 when it's released haha. The cast puts on a great performance, and the story is exciting. All in all, it was a great movie.
  • David Stern
    I saw this film too at Sundance and really enjoyed it. Alan Rickman gives a hilarious performance and Bill Pullman's portrayal of a troubled winer is really powerful. I think it'll do well, and its been getting great reviews which is good.
  • Nasty Nate
    I love wine. Michael made a very good point. This movie is up to par and i cannot put it any better myself. I hear that there is a sequel about cheese, is that true?
  • Animaltalker
    I hope it does well enough that we all get to see it, because right now the limited release skips over some of us who really want to see it
  • David Stern
    hm...looks like the website has the full release schedule. seems they are doing a roll out release. Starts Aug 6th and then continues into the following weeks in different cities. Check it out at Also while you're there, watch the behind the scenes clips, really cool stuff!! I signed up for teh sweepstakes too. I want a wine and dine tour in California!
  • Kim St.Dennis
    Great Film - Saw it last night and enjoyed the movie immensely. Great Story, Alan Rickmen is wonderful as the uptight Brit. Bill Pullman and the whole cast are perfect.
  • Shantese
    eliza dushku and alan rickman are in two movies this year together, this one and Nobel Son. check out the trailer on youtube. ithink that one releases in october tho. i can't wait to see this one. gotta travel out to the damn city to go see it though. it's worth it i guess.. :-)




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