Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.
While transporting a dying man to the hospital, two paramedics find a million dollars in cash sewn into his clothing. When the man dies, they decide to keep it, setting them on a path for a hellish night of violence and mayhem.
Tom Everett Scott,
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Newly graduated psychiatrist Sam and his fiancee Alex move to Los Angeles for Sam's residency and into Sam's mother's house in upscale Laurel Canyon. Only problem is, Sam's mother is still there, supposedly finishing up a record that she's producing for the band of her new boy toy, Ian. She seems more interested in smoking pot and drinking than actually working though. Alex doesn't mind but Sam is quite upset. Alex starts off focused on her work (finishing a dissertation on genomics), but is soon distracted by the rock-'n-roll lifestyle going on around her. Meanwhile, Sam is equally distracted by beautiful Israeli intern Sara.Written by
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The album-wrap party takes place in a suite on an upper floor of the Chateau Marmont (we see Ian order more champagne for the "penthouse suite", and the view from the balcony is clearly an upper floor). Yet when Sam storms out of the suite, then runs downstairs while arguing with Jane, they only descend one flight before reaching the lobby. There is a cut, but the dialog implies that no time was cut from their descent. See more »
Are we ever gonna have a relationship?
Here we are - having it.
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Special thanks to Christie Gaumer & Shakespeare and to Red Hot Chili Peppers. See more »
I've just seen Laurel Canyon and I think it is a good movie. The main reason is because of the performances, especially from Christian Bale. He did an amazing job playing a character going through some sort of inner turmoil, of trying to confine his emotions. There are a lot of powerful scenes, I can't tell you them but look out for it. As a married man I understand the temptation he has to deal with.
Kate Beckinsale(sp?) also did a convincing job of a playing the awkwardness of a foreigner in an unknown and exciting place.
Francis Macdormand(sp?) What can I say, she is always amazing, and natural.
Alessandro Nivola is a young actor who you should keep an eye out for! His screen presence has everything that is needed to live an immortal live on the silver screen.
May alone dissatisfaction is with the films aesthetic direction. It just wasn't coherent. Just compare the first shot with the metaphysical and poetic last shot! Who is to blame, the director or the cinematographer
Overall, if your looking to see a film with great performances, an acting film, this is worth watching.
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