Over the years, a Hero and their nemesis will share trials, failures, and successes at each other's hands, each becoming enormously important in the other's life and more intimate (not kinda intimate! It can sometimes grow to the point that the villain will refrain from killing the hero in a "cheap" or dishonorable way, and even start to concoct bizarre excuses to avoid doing so entirely, spare his life, or .
Over the course of a series' many Story Arcs, the two will develop a grudging respect for them as a Worthy Opponent.
Madsen (sister to cult favorite Michael Madsen of "Kill Bill" and "Reservoir Dogs" fame) literally jumps off the screen with her eyes and smile.
Her character wants so much for a better life, but is strong enough to avoid her past mistakes. This is an excellent film and nice character study with a snappy jazz score.
Maya and Miles are picnicking on the blanket and Miles is engrossed in his crossword puzzle.Moral bankruptcy is at a peak in "Sideways" as one of our leads (the magnificent Paul Giamatti from "American Splendor" and "Man on the Moon") steals cash from his mother and the other (Thomas Haden Church from TV's "Wings") is on a mission to have his bachelor party last an entire week while claiming we just don't understand his plight.Also delivering a wonderful touch to the film is Sandra Oh (Diane Lane's pregnant buddy in "Under the Tuscan Sun").Miles is something of a sad sack, a high school English teacher who is a failed writer at heart.He has yet to get over the fact that his wife has divorced him and that she has remarried and he now faces that nerve racking wait for word from a prospective publisher.