Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Laurel Canyon (2002)

Newly graduated psychiatrist Sam brings his fiancee Alex to his mother Jane’s house in Laurel Canyon, while they try to find their own place to live. But to his surprise she’s still living there. She insists they stay there while she’s producing a record for a band, with whom she’s sleeping with Ian McKnight, the lead singer. She’s a free spirit who has wild parties and smokes weed while Sam is the complete opposite, serious and hard working. While Sam is at the hospital, Alex is working on her dissertation but finds herself distracted and intrigued by Jane’s lifestyle. Sam is equally distracted by an attractive Israeli doctor named Sara. Good story and great characters despite the open ending. Starring Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola 7/10

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