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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 »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sex references and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Shot in eleven days with a Canon 7D camera. See more »

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[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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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 »

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Written by Robert Schneider / Bill Doss / John Hill
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Fantastically quirky and witty
22 December 2011 | by (Cyprus) – See all my reviews

"Girl Walks Into A Bar" is exceptionally well written, with every little story linked harmoniously with each other. Another reviewer mentioned the excessive use of stereotypes. If there is something you can stereotype, it's strip club regulars.

Despite all the anonymity the film tried to cover itself with, it will get the attention it rightfully deserves, because it's not, as most movies of the same caliber, funny for the sake of fun. This is real comedy, and while it may not make you laugh uncontrollably, you will find a certain kind of humour that has not been attempted in a long time. Sometimes the writing is so funny, there is no actual need for dialogue.

This is not, strictly speaking, a comedy. There are a few dramatic aspects to it, as well. I give this a 9/10, although I think it deserves something closer to 8.5. Certainly one of the best films of 2011, simply for being... simple!


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