Plot Summary: Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) is a 30-something financial banker in London, suddenly left without a sense of purpose after being fired. When his uncle Henry (Albert Finney) dies, Max inherits an estate in gorgeous Provençal France. He fondly remembers the pleasant childhood moments spent at the vineyard and the prospects of returning there seem like a nice alternative to his present situation. With a generous loan from his former brother-in-law Charlie (Tom Hollander), Max, fed up with the cold, rainy England weather, sets out to Southern France. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to find the estate, Le Griffon, in a tragic condition. Max enlists the help of some of the eccentric locals and soon finds himself sitting back and enjoying the simple pleasures that life has to offer. He even begins to attract the attentions of two striking ladies, the local notary Nathalie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) and the sensuous café owner Fanny (Marion Cotillard). His carefree life complicates instantly with the arrival of uncle Henry’s long-lost daughter, Christie Roberts (Abbie Cornish), who claims to have the rights to the estate.
November 10th, 2006 (wide)
February 27th, 2007 (DVD)
20th Century Fox
Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Tom Hollander, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Freddie Highmore
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Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual content.
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