A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Peers ...
Vicar
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Billy
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Richard
Margo Stanley ...
Mrs. Blenkinsop
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Barbara
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Joy
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Joy's Dad
Margi Clarke ...
Bradford Woman
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Himself
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Jean-Mimi
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Julie
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Spielberg Man
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Sandra
Michael Campbell ...
Young Porter
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Michael
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An "aspiring Hollywood actress" (Vinessa Shaw), on a visit to a charming North England town, has a brief fling with the town undertaker (David Tennant), who also writes obituaries for the local paper. Returning home, where she works as a waitress at a Japanese restaurant, she tells everyone about the handsome "writer" she met on her trip. Unfortunately, he decides to follow her back to Hollywood, setting up the expected light romantic comedy with asides as the newcomer gains experience about the goings on in Hollywood. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Los Angeles Without a Map  »

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The most expensive film Mika Kaurismäki has made. See more »

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English and American
7 March 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

So interesting to see the cultural differences between English and Americans. I like people in California in general, but sometimes something about their attitude makes me sad. This movie shows some points why I feel sad. It is very important that Americans are recognized that and made it funny of it. That's why I can not hate American people.

Vincet is quite interesting actor. I like him and his films. This film is one of the best he was in.

I recommend this film to people who is interested in to see Californian culture and British culture. By the way, the Japanese title for this movie is "Go Go LA". Interesting, hum?

I miss California so much. I wanna live there again someday.


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