Red

Upbeat comedic drama (2010).

Frank Moses seemingly is a normal person and is becoming smitten, via telephone, with an IRS tax clerk. Frank keeps on ripping up his refund check so he can get to talk with his new found love. After the first fifteen minutes of the film we finally realize Frank is no ordinary tax collecting citizen. As a matter of fact, he’s a retired black-ops professional. When it becomes apparent they’re (someone with a grudge) after him and the tax lady, twists and turns abound in this light-hearted feature with a great cast of Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and one of my favorites – Helen Mirren.

This is a great movie to watch on a rainy afternoon with a glass or two of wine – ah, “Red” wine of course. Add a box of Sno-Caps, a box of Goobers, a box of Milk Duds, a box of Raisinets, and a box Junior Mints. And go ahead, put butter on the popcorn if you wish.

The wine pairing for this movie is the 2008 Argento Mendoza Malbec with blackberry fruit, clove, and bacon on the nose. The flavors are of mixed dark berries and fig. Should pair well with the above mentioned chocolate candies.