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LAUREL CANYON

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Laurel Canyon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
103 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/07/03
performer:
Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Frances McDormand, Lou Barlow, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola
director:
Lisa Cholodenko
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Lisa Cholodenko
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Everything good in this shallow, California-dreamin’ indie belongs to the sexy, worldly-wise performance of Frances McDormand, a record producer as famous for her sex life as for her musical hits. Everything irritating is condensed into the fussy performances of Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale as the rock mama’s priggish adult son and his even more humorless, whining fiancee. Chill, kids.