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Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Emmit
Xander Berkeley ... Moe
Alexis Bledel ... Kim
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Teresa
Rosario Dawson ... June
Danny DeVito ... Aldo
Robert Forster ... Dodge
Carla Gugino ... Francine Driver
Josh Hartnett ... Sam Salazar
Zachary Quinto ... Nick
Michelle Ryan ... Loretta
Lauren Lee Smith ... Karen
Aaron Tveit ... Henry
Amber Valletta ... Camilla
Kevin Zegers ... Billy
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Storyline

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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One night, ten bars, lots of mayhem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Garotas Vão ao Bar See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sebastian Gutierrez claimed at the South by Southwest Film Festival premiere of Elektra Luxx (2010) that Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011) is the first feature length film with a cast of notable stars made expressly for the Internet. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Band of Outsiders (1964) See more »

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Written by Sloan
Performed by Sloan
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User Reviews

 
this is not a movie
25 June 2011 | by s_imdb-18-540293See 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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