Sideways The Experience
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Sideways The Experience

Sideways The Experience NYC Reviews and Tickets

(16 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Romantic

About the Show

An immersive food and wine experience paired with the New York premiere of the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film.

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Member Reviews (16)

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Needs a better director, Indulgent, Slow

See it if Act II has more drama to keep you awake (pouring wine all over yourself, gunshots when hunting, relationship drama & screaming).

Don't see it if But Act I is a huge bore & way too long. A comedy should be directed to have laughs, which aren't present. 2 hrs 35 minutes - needs big cuts


See it if you like plays based on a movie. The 2 1/2 hour play goes along nicely with good acting and an engaging story.

Don't see it if you don't like comedy/dramas about interpersonal relationships.

Clever, Romantic, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like the movie and root for the underdog, who admittedly was somewhat obnoxious. Go see this show, you will nto regrete it.

Don't see it if If you can't get past a shlumpy guy winning the girl in the end. Read more

Romantic, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want an evening of fun entertainment. Brian Ray Norris acts really well as Miles and the other actors are convincing, too.

Don't see it if you don't approve of the concept of bachelors trips before one's marriage or you only want "serious" entertainment and no silly/funny shows.

Banal, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Fun show. Second act was much better as the pace picked up.

Don't see it if You don't like listening to the F word A LOT!

Great acting, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if Fun show with great performers. Saw the movie way back and thought this was a terrific interpretation. We needed wine at the finish.

Don't see it if More a macho male story. Drepressed writer and buddy needing to taste their sorrow away.

Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a live action interpretation of the movie “Sideways”.

Don't see it if You prefer shorter performances as this is 2 1/2 hours, or if you wouldn’t appreciate a live version of the “Sideways”. Read more

Needs trimming, but worth it, Great acting, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want a light comedy faithful to the movie, even in casting. Buy a glass of wine at beginning: refills free during show!

Don't see it if You have impatience for a 2 hour plus play: definitely needs trimming.

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
March 4th, 2020

"In ‘Sideways: The Experience,’ Bros Run Amok in Wine Country The stage adaptation of Rex Pickett’s novel about two friends on a last-hurrah wine tour preserves the white male wish fulfillment of the original."
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February 25th, 2020

"You'll Need Some Pinot to Get Through Off-Broadway's 'Sideways': Rex Pickett adapts his novel, which was also the basis for the Oscar-winning film, for the stage. Author."
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Off Off Online
March 4th, 2020

"The story's cinematic nature works against it on stage...'Sideways' has such a strong sense of place-the movie fueled a tourism boom for California's Santa Ynez Valley-that it's shortchanged by many scenes looking similar."
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