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L.A. Without a Map (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 July 1999 (France)
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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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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The most expensive film Mika Kaurismäki has made. See more »

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References A Man and a Woman (1966) See more »

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Written & Performed by Jonathan Butler
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A delightful love story...
16 February 1999 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Brussels International Film Festival. The Finnish director, Mika Kaurismäki, participated also in this "special screening". The film is a nice, delightful love story. There's this Scottish boy who falls in love with a girl who comes from Los Angeles. Eventually, the boy follows her to the City of Angels.

Half comedy, half romance. A nice film.

***/*****


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