Brendan Ehrlick, star of TV's popular cop series "Hard Justice," would like to come out of the closet to his parents. His first step? Come out to his best friend Cory in Florida and solicit his help. Cory already knows he's gay but comes to L.A. anyway, where his actions, rather than help Brendan, put him in awkward, possibly career-threatening situations. As corporate managers advise Brendan to remain uninformative in dealing with paparazzi, Cory ventures off into a one-night-stand with Emily, a lesbian on the rebound from a toxic relationship. He falls for her, but being with him confuses her life-long lesbian identity. Her struggles with this prompt Cory towards suddenly becoming a better friend to Brendan, leading to an immediate abduction followed by a violent, sword-wielding confrontation at the "Hard Justice" cast party. Written by
This is full of great writing with so many funny lines and bits that I only finish laughing from the last one to hear/see the next one! As always, Max is making his own decisions against the tonic of the tropes with full understanding of what he is breaking.
This is a love story for the characters, including the character of Los Angeles. "L.A. Story" is another favorite ode to the neurotic, crazy, loveliness of that bunch of cities posing as one. This its new generational piece by one of its great, young, creative L.A. characters, Max Landis.
When shows like this are the norm, never forget who got us here first.
If you want to see his CV, look online and at "Chronicle" and "American Ultra," his other features.
Don't hesitate, see this if you haven't and show your friends!
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