Worth Watching - June 14: Sundance's 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:
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.