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When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

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Jane
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Sam
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Alex
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Sara
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Ian McKnight
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Fripp (as Louis Knox Barlow)
Russell Pollard ...
Rowan
Imaad Wasif ...
Dean
Mickey Petralia ...
Mickey
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Claudia
Alexandra Carter ...
Darla
Michelle DeMirjian ...
China (as Michelle Demirjian)
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Wyatt
Dennis Howard ...
Mr. Elliot
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Mrs. Elliot
Judith Montgomery ...
Woman 1
Patricia Place ...
Woman 2
Willo Hausman ...
Cambridge Party Guest #1
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Cambridge Party Guest #2
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Cambridge Party Guest #3
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Stewardess
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Tom
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Hospital Patient #1
Marcia Cholodenko ...
Hospital Patient #2
Gina Doctor ...
Gloria
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Landlord
Tom Griffiths ...
Manager
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ER Doctor
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Elderly Man
Zeus ...
Elderly Man's Dog
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Justin
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Laura
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Mark
Marie Blanco ...
Debby
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Room Service Guy
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Philip, the Concierge
Mark Rogerson ...
Doctor
Justin Meldal-Johnsen ...
Soft Rocker
Mark Linkous ...
Himself
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Himself

Directed by

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Lisa Cholodenko

Written by

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Lisa Cholodenko ... (written by)

Produced by

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Scott Ferguson ... executive producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
David McGiffert ... co-producer
Susan A. Stover ... producer
Dara Weintraub ... line producer

Music by

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Craig Wedren

Cinematography by

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Wally Pfister

Film Editing by

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Amy E. Duddleston

Editorial Department

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Don Capoferri ... dailies color grader
Alana Greenfield ... negative cutter
Vivian Hengsteler ... negative cutter (as Vivian Hengstelar)
Caryn Marcus ... editorial
Mato ... color timer
Hilary Schroeder ... associate film editor

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Catherine Hardwicke

Art Direction by

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Stephanie Gilliam

Set Decoration by

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Gene Serdena

Costume Design by

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Cindy Evans

Makeup Department

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Margot Boccia ... makeup artist: Ms. Beckinsale
Voni Hinkle ... hair department head
Melanie Hughes ... key makeup artist (as Melanie Hughes-Weaver)
Ben Nye Jr. ... makeup artist
Shari Perry ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Scott Ferguson ... unit production manager
Beau J. Genot ... post-production supervisor
James R. Maceo ... production supervisor (as Jim Maceo)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen E. Hagen ... second assistant director (as Stephen Hagen)
David McGiffert ... first assistant director
John R. Saunders ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Rita Rani Ahuja ... art department intern (as Rita Ahyja)
Chuck Askerneese ... assistant property master
Mychael Bates ... property master
Mike Boudreau ... swing gang
Jack Cornelius ... swing gang (as Jack B. Cornelius Jr.)
Nicole Cramer ... art department intern
Peter Croyle ... construction coordinator
Heather Duthie ... art department intern
Elias Garcia ... labor foreman
Michael Glynn ... swing gang
Canada Johanna Gordon ... assistant art director
Jean B. Kliever ... art department coordinator
Robert Louden ... greensman
Todd Morris ... on-set dresser
Craig Anthony Muzio ... master scenic (as Craig Muzio)
John 'Johnny O' Ornelas ... assistant props (as John Ornelas)
Eric Reichardt ... master scenic
Lee Ross ... stand-by painter
Grant Samson ... lead person
Jessica Samuelson ... assistant props
Keith Sawyer ... stand-by painter
Christopher E. Schmid ... greens foreman
Thomas Spencer ... swing gang
Robert Stover ... assistant set decorator (as Robert L. Stover)
Paul Treuscorff ... construction foreperson
Craig Zumbroegel ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mandy Allen ... adr recordist
Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Javier Bennassar ... sound effects editor
Frank Bradley ... utility sound
Evan Daum ... sound assistant
Jed M. Dodge ... dialogue editor (as Jed Dodge)
Matt Dubin ... sound recordist
Tom Efinger ... adr recordist
Mary Erstad ... foley mixer
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Bruno Frascà ... adr mixer (as Bruno Frasca)
Frank Gaeta ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Phyllis Ginter ... foley artist
Marilyn Graf ... foley mixer (as Marilyn Graff)
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
Emily McCullough ... adr recordist (as Emalie McCullough)
Steve Nelson ... production sound mixer
Alec St. John ... sound effects editor
Trevor Ward ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby

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Larry Fioritto ... special effects coordinator
Virgil Sanchez ... special effects technician

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Devin Johnson ... motion control assistant
Lee Ford Parker ... motion control photographer

Stunts

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Elle Alexander ... stunts (as Elle Itkoff)
Steve M. Davison ... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Debbie Evans ... stunts (as Debbie Evans Leavitt)
Greg Harris ... stunts (as Greg C. Harris)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunt coordinator
Norman Howell ... stunts
Diana R. Lupo ... stunts (as Diana Lupo)
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... stunts
Chad Randall ... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts ... stunts
Katie Rowe ... stunts
Mike Smith ... stunt double
Dana Stein ... stunts
Ron Stein ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jerry Bertolami ... dolly grip
Paul Birk ... electrician
Jeff Chassler ... electrician
Eric M. Davis ... electrician
Mitch Dubin ... camera operator
Richard Fezzey ... grip
Rob Forrest ... grip (as Robert G. Forrest)
Cory Geryak ... chief lighting technician
Bob Gorelick ... steadicam operator
Michael Guthrie ... grip (as Mike Guthrie)
Bob Hall ... first assistant camera
Amy Hoffecker ... electrician
Casey Jones ... key grip (as Casey P. Jones)
Joe Kelly ... grip
Joe Macaluso ... grip
Peter McAdams ... best boy grip (as Pete McAdams)
Jim McComas ... electrician
Daniel C. McFadden ... camera loader (as Dan McFadden)
John Monsour ... 24 frame video operator
Noe Nava ... electrician
Neal Preston ... still photographer
P. Scott Sakamoto ... steadicam operator
David A. Seekins ... camera loader (as David Seekins)
Philip Shanahan ... second assistant camera (as Phil Shanahan)
Laura Stewart ... electrician
Larry Sushinski ... best boy electric
Rachel Wells ... electrician
Curtis A. Andrews Jr. ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Martin Garner ... computer animator

Casting Department

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Rich King ... extras casting
Jennifer Munoz ... casting associate
Jennifer L. Smith ... casting associate (as Jennifer Smith)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Myles Davis ... costume supervisor
Anne Laoparadonchai ... costumer
Laura Marolakos ... costumer
Peggy A. Schnitzer ... assistant costume designer (as Peggy Schnitzer)

Location Management

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Perri Fichtner ... location scout
Phill Kane ... location scout (as Phil Kane)
Greg Kappy ... assistant location manager
James R. Maceo ... location manager (as Jim Maceo)
Matthew Rudolph ... location assistant

Music Department

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Mike Andrews ... musician: guitar, Ian's Band
Lou Barlow ... musician: bass, Ian's Band
Latashia DeVeaux ... music coordinator (as Latashia Deveaux)
Justin Jacquemotte ... music production assistant
Greg Kurstin ... musician: keyboards: Ian's Band
Mitchell Leib ... soundtrack producer
Lee Mars ... additional score mixer
Mickey Petralia ... music producer: Ian's Band
Russell Pollard ... musician: drums, Ian's Band
Karyn Rachtman ... executive soundtrack album producer / music supervisor
Lise Richardson ... music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
Fred Vogler ... music recording engineer (as Fred R. Vogler)
Joey Waronker ... musician: drums, Ian's Band
Imaad Wasif ... musician: guitar, Ian's Band
Craig Wedren ... additional score mixer

Transportation Department

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Mark 'Bugsy' Albertson ... driver
David F. Hoiseck ... driver
Paul Kowalczyk ... driver
David G. Lang ... driver
John 'Hoover' Lee ... driver (as John Lee 'Hoover')
Randy Mellison ... driver
Chaddon E. Merrick ... driver
Gordie Merrick ... driver
Guy Merrick ... transportation captain
Michael Merrick ... transportation coordinator
Roxanne 'Rocky' Merrick ... driver
Gregg Videgain ... driver (as Gregg R. Videgain)
Johnny Videgain ... driver
Louis Videgain ... driver
Gary Wiseman ... driver (as Gary J. Wiseman)

Other crew

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Gregg Alberg ... set production assistant
Tamara Allen ... production coordinator
Sia Aryai ... artwork provider
Chad Attie ... artwork provider
Mary Pat Bentel ... assistant: Ms. Cholodenko
Myron Bitting ... coordinator: LAPD
Kyle Boorman ... artwork provider
Kayce Brown ... set production assistant
Heather Cappiello ... script supervisor
Harrison Cheung ... assistant: Mr. Bale
Mark A. Ciardelli ... cook
Vincent Cortez ... security officer (as Vince Cortez)
Chris Cox ... artwork provider
Julie David ... stand-in: Ms. Beckinsale
Matilda de Cagny ... animal trainer (as Mathilde De Cagney)
Brad Doran ... album art courtesy of
Antonio Evans ... first aid
John B. Finn ... post-production accounting services: JFA Inc. (as John Finn)
Corinne Fixmer ... accounting consultant
Jenny Fumarolo ... assistant: Frances McDormand
Oanas Alberto Garcia ... cook
Sharon Gardner ... accounting consultant
Mimi Glaser ... clearance/product placement coordinator
John Goetz ... artwork provider
Michael Haber ... artwork provider
Don Hannah ... album art courtesy of
Tom Hellyer ... set production assistant
Michael Hobley ... artwork provider
Brandon Hollyer ... first assistant accountant
Takeo Hori ... staff: Antidote Films
Kim-Minh Huberwald ... office production assistant
April A. Janow ... production accountant
Reef Karim ... medical technical advisor (as Reef Karim M.D.)
Phyllis Kaufman ... legal services
Jeremy Kidd ... artwork provider
Zbigniew Kozlowski ... unit publicist: Block-Korenbrot (as Ziggy A. Kozlowski)
Stephen Krug ... key set production assistant (as Steve Krug)
Susan Leber ... staff: Antidote Films
Elio Lupo ... assistant: Ms. Beckinsale
Sheikh 'Ubi' Ubaid Mahmood ... office production assistant
Michael Manheim ... artwork provider
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Cleo Maye ... assistant craft service
Frankie McEwen ... stand-in: Ms. McElhone
Paul Mercier ... looping group
John Monsour ... computer consultant
Scott Morgan ... production secretary (as Phil Packer)
David Mortimer ... unit publicist: Block-Korenbrot
Darin Moss ... layout board
Stan Nelson ... consultant: bioinformatic (as Stan Nelson M.D.)
Carla S. Nemec ... additional clearances (as Carla Nemec)
Brandy Nightingale ... personal assistant: Ms. Beckinsale
René Norman ... artwork provider
KB Pugliese ... payroll accountant
Antonio Quinn ... stand-in: Mr. Nivola
Irwin M. Rappaport ... legal services (as Irwin M. Rappaport Esq.)
Emmanuel T. Reyes ... cook's helper
Nathan Robinson ... assistant: Mr. Nivola
Karen Robson ... legal services
Mark Rogerson ... stand-in: Mr. Bale
Michael Sartain ... set production assistant
Charlie Scott ... craft service
Mary Jane Skalski ... staff: Antidote Films
Helene Slavin ... artwork provider
Michael Spalt ... artwork provider
Pattee Stayrook ... art consultant: Art O'Rama
Dorit Thies ... artwork provider
Justin Thomas ... chef
Peter Vogel ... assistant production coordinator
Beth Wernick ... looping group
J. John Corbett ... title designer (uncredited)
Frank Murray ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Dan Riley ... assistant: Irwin M. Rappaport (uncredited)

Thanks

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Karen Bernstein ... special thanks
David Bowie ... special thanks
Laura Cholodenko ... special thanks
Marcia Cholodenko ... special thanks
Paul Cholodenko ... special thanks
Mark Christopher ... special thanks
Janet Clogston ... special thanks
David Colden ... special thanks
Elvis Costello ... special thanks
Jennifer Cox ... special thanks
Maureen Duffy ... special thanks
Larry Elins ... special thanks
Linda Elins ... special thanks
Howard Fabrick ... special thanks (as Howard Fabrick Esq.)
Graham Dary Ferguson ... special thanks
Rodrigo García ... special thanks (as Rodrigo Garcia)
Christie Gaumer ... special thanks
Debbie Harry ... special thanks (as Deborah Harry)
Michael Hausman ... special thanks (as Professor Michael Hausman)
Peter Himmelstein ... special thanks
Tamara Jenkins ... special thanks
Justin Kardan ... special thanks
Karen Kardan ... special thanks
Kayvan Kardan ... special thanks
Larry Klein ... special thanks
Julia Kole ... special thanks
Jeanne Levy-Hinte ... very special thanks
Emmanuel Lubezki ... special thanks
Andy Marcus ... special thanks
Charles 'Chip' McDaniel ... special thanks (as Dr. Charles 'Chip' McDaniel)
Doug McGrath ... special thanks
Kathy McWorter ... special thanks
Barry Mendel ... special thanks
Eric Mendelsohn ... special thanks
John Miller-Monzon ... special thanks
Joni Mitchell ... special thanks
Susan Muir ... special thanks
Phedon Papamichael ... special thanks
Iggy Pop ... special thanks
Alex Porter ... special thanks
Kelly Reichart ... special thanks
Kate Robin ... special thanks
Ira Sachs ... special thanks
Michelle Satter ... special thanks
Amy Scholder ... special thanks
Sleater-Kinney ... special thanks
Bruce Springsteen ... special thanks
Chris Stein ... special thanks
Patrick Stettner ... special thanks
Robin Vachal ... special thanks
Bart Walker ... special thanks
Brendan Ward ... special thanks
Joey Waronker ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Jon Reeves

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Taglines On the road to the perfect life, Sam & Alex took a little detour. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La calle de las tentaciones (Spain)
  • Na wzgórzach Hollywood (Poland)
  • Siawase no Housoku (Japan)
  • Лорел Каньон (Russia)
  • Tentaciones múltiples (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $149,099, 09 Mar 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $590,802

Did You Know?

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Trivia Of the five main actors in this movie, only one, Frances McDormand, uses her own accent. The others are: a Welshman (Christian Bale) performing an American accent; an English woman (Kate Beckinsale) performing an American accent; an American man (Alessandro Nivola) performing a British accent; and an English woman (Natascha McElhone) performing an Israeli accent. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Quartet (The Lark) See more »
Crazy Credits Editorial Mensch ... Caryn Marcus See more »
Quotes Sara: I just... I don't really know you, I... I just feel connected to you, I feel... I feel safe with you. Like it's okay to be honest. It's just one of those things. I'm just attracted to you. And it's not just because I think you're incredibly sexy.
Sam: [laughs, exhales, scratches his head] I think that you're incredibly attractive too, Sara, I do.
Sara: You do?
Sam: Yeah, I think about you. Trust me. A lot.
Sara: How do you think about me?
Sam: How?
Sara: Yeah. Do you think about me having sex with you?
Sam: Yeah.
Sara: How?
Sam: How do I think about having sex with you?
Sara: Yeah. Do you think about me going down on you?
Sam: Yeah, that's... that's part of that.
Sara: Me too. I think about how you taste.
Sam: I'm sure you taste sweeter.
Sara: Do you resist me?
Sam: No.
Sara: Do you give yourself over?
Sam: Yeah.
Sara: Completely?
Sam: Completely.
Sara: [exhales] That gets me on.
Sam: You're easy.
Sara: No. With you I am.
Sam: So I get to... I get to work on you for a while or do we just fall asleep?
Sara: You can work on me all night long.
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