I’m generally a pretty opinionated person when it comes to movies (just ask my friend Kathleen from Cranford, NJ). I usually know when I like a film and it’s worth watching again or if I just thought it was blase - (I know, I know - I am sans accent aigu) - or I just really didn’t like it. I’ve certainly walked out on my fair share of movies and seen some multiple times at the theater.
Mondovino is a documentary where I’m not really sure what to think. As a film, I think it should have been edited more. I think it certainly had something to say - but there was a lack of tightness to the whole thing.
That being said, I enjoyed the story, the premise, the conspiracy of it all - Mondovino suggests there is a conspiracy in the wine world regarding the rating of wines and business of it all.
The film has excellent shots of wineries in Europe and the US, some interesting people were interviewed (Robert Parker, Robert Mondavi and a bunch of others in the wine world) and I think it’s a great movie to learn from.
Actually, maybe I do know what I think about this movie. I really would like to see it again someday - but at least I’ll be prepared for the length.
Just check it out. It’ll provoke some thought. I’d be interested to hear your take…
BTW - it’s great to be back in California after my time away.