Laurel Canyon Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 11806

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 03/07/2003

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

Actors: Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Lou Barlow

Plot: A young couple clearly devoted to one another move into his 'hippie' mom's house on Laurel Canyon and gets drawn increasingly into her world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. Be prepared to be blown away by the very bohemian quality of the lifestyle that is portrayed in this movie.

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Laurel Canyon (2003)

MovieAddict - wrote on 01/30/2012

Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll!

Sam (Christian Bale) and his classmate/ fiancée, Alex (Kate Beckinsale) travel west to spend some time at his mother Frances McDormand 's house in Laurel Canyon (the Hollywood Hills). They're organized and career oriented (Alex is there to write her dissertation on the reproductive qualities of fruit flies and Sam is a newly graduated psychiatrist there to start his internship) while his mom is a successful record producer and who is in the middle of making a record, and having the latest, in what Sam sees as a series of mistakes, affair with the irresistibly charismatic Alessandro Nivola, a British rock star sixteen years younger than her.

The plan is for the couple to spend their first few weeks alone in Jane's luxurious pad but they arrive to …

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