The story of family-owned restaurants and members of younger generations rejecting their parents’ traditions to chart their own path is well tread in film, and has been told through the lens of various cultures and ethnicities including Indian (Today’s Special and The Hundred-Foot Journey), Italian-Canadian (Little Italy), and Greek (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). With Uncorked, Prentice Penny explores how this theme might play out in a Black American family: Elijah is a wine shop clerk who dreams of becoming a sommelier, but his father—who runs a Memphis barbeque restaurant—would like him to take over the business someday. Though the plotline of father and son conflict feels predictable, unexpected twists and standout performances from Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance make Uncorked a charming and thoughtful film.