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'Sideways' Trips Through Wine Country, Life

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Thomas Haden Church and Paul Giamatti in 'Sideways.'

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The Alexander Payne film Sideways follows two men and two women on a trip through California wine country. The story becomes a metaphor for their journey through life. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers a review.

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