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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Sam (Christian Bale) and his fiancée, Alex (Kate Beckinsale), move to Los Angeles for the summer to stay at the luxurious house of his mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), while she's away. But Jane, a hip record producer, has not left yet because she's still working on a project with her British musician boyfriend, Ian (Alessandro Nivola). Sam and Alex feel the pull of Jane's fast-paced, decadent lifestyle, and their relationship starts to fray when they get involved with other people.

Cast: Frances McDormand , Christian Bale , Kate Beckinsale , Natascha McElhone , Alessandro Nivola , Marcus Ashley , Lou Barlow , Marie Blanco

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Laurel Canyon (2002)

Release Date: March 7th, 2003|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A clumsy package of clichés. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Ultimately lacks the narrative muscle that could have made it great. But it does have McDormand, who is great in this, her best showcase since "Fargo." show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Compelling tale of a free-spirited record producer, played with perfect pitch by Frances McDormand. show more

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