The Chateau Meroux (2011)

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The Chateau Meroux: Directed by Bob Fugger. With Marla Sokoloff, Barry Watson, Amanda Righetti, Christopher Lloyd. Wendy (Marla Sokoloff) is left a struggling winery in her father’s will. While learning to manage it, she must contend with a cunning competitor and her feelings for his son.

“We did like the actors. The music was pretty good. The plot was good. And the cinematography was fabulous.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut the writing was awful. Among the concepts that were hard to believe are that the main character girls are snarky and drunkards and juvenile one minute, then supposedly wise and kind and mature the next, making the personal connections and business decisions they make hard to accept. Also, the estate business takes place in a time frame that isnu0026#39;t believable, so again, hard to accept.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThen thereu0026#39;s the vocab. It would be SO great if writers would just stay away from the gungy words and concepts that do nothing but create litter and instead give us high-road words and situations that make sense.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd next to the ignorant vocab, thereu0026#39;s our next least favorite thing.. The moment when a character really should say what needs to be said, but instead uses precious moments to either stay silent or do the u0026quot;You donu0026#39;t understandu0026quot; or u0026quot;Just listen to meu0026quot; or some such. Just spit it out! And on the flip side, the listener doesnu0026#39;t listen. SO many stories include this plot twist and itu0026#39;s always annoying. Especially since up til then that character usually has had no problem spouting whatever comes to mind and the listener has usually been a great listener.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf youu0026#39;re not expecting much, youu0026#39;ll probably enjoy the show. If youu0026#39;re hoping for a smart story, this isnu0026#39;t it. Either way, the actors are fun, especially Christopher Lloyd, and the views are beautiful.”

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