Bottle Shock movie released on DVD

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"This movie alternated between captivating wine drama and formulaic romance. The wine drama part was held together by the Bill Pullman and Freddy Rodriguez, both excellent. It had beautiful scenery, a love triangle with a pretty girl, an immigrant story, and maybe half a dozen colorful side characters. All ingredients of a good movie.


But then the master craftsmen in charge of this masterpiece added the final ingredient -- namely the entire catalog of Hollywood romantic-adventure-drama-comedy cliché's. Something like Coyote Ugly, but in wine country."


But if you're looking to collect a piece of California wine country memorabilia, pony up $15 and buy it.

Bottle Shock, the 2008 wine-themed movie, is now available on DVD. It was unfathomably popular — Sundance shone on it, reviews were kind, even glowing at times, and fairly scathing at others. But to this wine enthusiast — who really, really tried to like it — Bottle Shock's studio managed to turn an historic wine moment into Mad Dog 20/20. I'm stunned it was popular at all. (Read my full review). I think one IMBD reviewer summed it up nicely:

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