12 certificateA Good Year is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

A Good Year is a 3 star programme

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A Good Year (2006)

Directed by
Ridley Scott

This mellow feelgood comedy-drama, released in 2006, is a bit of an oddity. It reunites director Ridley Scott with Russell Crowe for the first time since Gladiator, but couldn't be more different.

Stockbroker Max Skinner (Crowe, pictured) sees £-signs when he inherits a sprawling Provence vineyard from his late uncle Henry (Albert Finney). All he has to do is sell the land to the highest bidder and lug the cash back to London. But his plans hit a problem when Californian Christie Roberts (Abbie Cornish) turns up, looking for her long-lost dad. Not only does Max have to break the news that Henry's dead, he's also got to sell the vineyard before she stakes her claim. Will the ruthless money man fleece his only living relative? Or will a few weeks in the sun-dappled French countryside put him in touch with his sentimental side (not to mention waitress Marion Cotillard)?

Adapted from the novel by Peter Mayle (the Francophile behind 1989's A Year In Provence), to be honest it's not an utter winner, but is a pleasant, easygoing French lark, worth catching to see Crowe try comedy.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 113 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Russell CroweRussell Crowe...Max Skinner
Image for Abbie CornishAbbie Cornish...Christie Roberts
Image for Albert FinneyAlbert Finney...Uncle Henry Skinner
Image for Rafe SpallRafe Spall...Kenny
Image for Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard...Fanny Chenal
Image for Archie PanjabiArchie Panjabi...Gemma
Richard Coyle...Amis
Image for Tom HollanderTom Hollander...Charlie Willis
Image for Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore...Young Max Skinner
Ben Righton...Trader
Patrick Kennedy...Trader
Ali Rhodes...20-Something Beauty
Image for Daniel MaysDaniel Mays...Bert the Doorman
Nila Aalia...Newscaster
Stephen Hudson...Newscaster
Giannina Facio...Maitre D'