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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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A lot can happen in one night. 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
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Trivia

Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson, Carla Gugino, and Josh Hartnett also appeared in Sin City (2005). 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 »

Soundtracks

Whittier Blvd.
Written by Lopez / Marquez
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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Utterly Charming
17 January 2013 | by jmurph3See all my reviews

I feel like those who have given this film such bad reviews either expected too much going into it or just couldn't let themselves go for the brief slice that this movie was. This is not a deep or complex movie, despite weaving together almost seamlessly multiple arcs, and it's not meant to be some heavy, meaningful piece (as least in my opinion). The point of any movie is to entertain, and I certainly was. I put this on with the intent to read a book while watching; by five minutes in I had abandoned the book completely. It's a quiet, unassuming comedy featuring some excellent performances. Simply charming.


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