Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock
Bottle Shock
  • PG-13
  • 2h 29m
  • 2008
Rotten48%
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The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris."

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten48%
Critics Consensus: Bottle Shock fails to properly utilize the inspiring true tale at its core, settling instead for an ordinary, plodding account.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Fresh

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez
Rotten

The people who made Bottle Shock obviously love their wine. They're not that crazy about the Frenc...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall
Fresh

Rickman adds a welcome astringency.

June 21, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Fresh

Bottle Shock is... utterly charming.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Comedy about wine rivalry blends fun, heart.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this true story of a 1976 wine contest between French and U.S. wine-makers isn't likely to hold much interest for kids. The opening sequence sets up the youthful "counter-culture" lifestyle of the era, complete with various shots of drug use, alcohol, etc. A love scene between two main characters includes partial nudity and some passionate foreplay but is generally tame by current standards. Some relatively mild swearing is sprinkled throughout and, of course, lots of wine flows.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:August 8, 2008

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