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Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 March 2011 (USA)
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A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening throughout Los Angeles.

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A dentist teams up with a feisty would-be assassin to put the final touches on the plan to kill his wife. Once he makes a play for the assassin's payment, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that fuels a cross-town journey through the many lounges, bars, strip clubs and the occasional nudist ping pong club scattered across Los Angeles. Along the way, we are introduced to a series of idiosyncratic characters, from gangsters to exotic dancers, from ex-cons to cops, with the odd hatcheck girl and bartender thrown in for good measure. Written by Anonymous

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An ensemble comedy that's no joke. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex references and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hangover in L.A.  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Shot in eleven days with a Canon 7D camera. See more »


[first lines]
Nick: I, I'm sorry, I'm waiting for someone.
Francine Driver: You are...
Nick: Uh, under normal circumstances, I'd never turn you away, but this is a business meeting.
Francine Driver: What kind of business are you in?
Nick: Um, I work in real estate, corporate real estate.
Francine Driver: What's your name?
Nick: Look, I don't mean to be rude. I swear if you knew me, I'm the last guy to say no, to a beautiful...
Francine Driver: Wow, you can't even tell me your name?
Nick: Dennis.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits roll while Teresa, Henry and Francine all line-dance to country music while a custodian sweeps up in the background. See more »


References Band of Outsiders (1964) See more »


Only Bad Can Come
Written by Sebastian Gutierrez / Grant Lee Phillips
Performed by Grant Lee Phillips
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this is not a movie
25 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Characters drink like one whiskey per minute (I'm not exaggerating), and nobody gets drunk. Bars are always completely empty but there's always some show on. The main story is nice but it's 10 minutes long. Lots of weird characters, but hey, who cares? What's the point of all this. You can look at Emmanuelle Chriqui, maybe you can get to the end without feeling you have wasted 1 hours 19 minutes. The silly western dance dury the end titles is the best part of the movie. Nice atmosphere and images overall, but I would have preferred watching a movie. I don't know what to say again but I have to continue writing IMDb says. Like writing things using more words makes something better... This policy of IMDb reminds me of this movie, it would have been good if it was a 20 minutes short film.

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