R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.
A reporter asked Alexander Payne if Miles running down the grassy hill was purposely evoking the opening credits to Little House on the Prairie (1974). It was actually borrowed, with permission, from the thesis film of one of Payne's former classmates.
When Maya joins the boys at the restaurant bar for a drink after her shift, the position of her arm (holding the cigarette) keeps changing from shot to shot during their conversation.
No California oak trees were harmed during the making of this production.
$207,042 (USA) (24 October 2004)