Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,
Writer/director Lisa Cholodenko follows up her much-acclaimed 1997 debut High Art with this examination of a young couple seduced into a hedonistic, left-coast lifestyle. Taking its title from its central locale, Laurel Canyon focuses on a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Freshly minted from Harvard, Sam (Christian Bale) and Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are eager to continue their medical studies out West, but they need some lodging while they hunt for a home. Enter Jane (Frances McDormand), Sam's estranged, Age-of-Aquarius mom, who's more than willing to put the couple up in her lavish digs. Jane is a successful record producer whose latest charge -- both in the studio and in her bedroom -- is Ian (Alessandro Nivola), a brazen, libidinous twentysomething Brit-rocker. As Sam and Alex settle in at Jane's, they gradually lose their straight-and-narrow approach to life and begin to experiment. Alex takes to Ian and Jane, while Sam is wooed by co-worker Sara (Natascha McElhone). Laurel Canyon features a score by Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren; the music for Ian's band was provided by Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous and indie-rockers Folk Implosion. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||7d3097aa-724d-fffb-1106-91cfd2e4510b|
|Grouping Title||laurel canyon|
|Grouping Author||sony pictures classics|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-15 00:37:16AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-17 02:53:50AM|
|auth_author2||Bale, Christian, 1974-|
McElhone, Natascha, 1971-
Stover, Susan A.
|author2-role||Antidote Films (Firm)|
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Good Machine International.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Stover, Susan A.
|available_at_redfeather||Red Feather Lakes Community Library|
|detailed_location_redfeather||Red Feather Lakes Community Library - DVD|
|display_description||A straight-laced psychiatrist and his prim fianc ?move into his hedonistic mother's home during his internship.|
|local_callnumber_redfeather||DVD LAU 2013|
|owning_library_redfeather||Red Feather Lakes Community Library|
|owning_location_redfeather||Red Feather Lakes Community Library|
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|title_full||Laurel Canyon [DVD] / Sony Pictures Classics presents in association with Good Machine International an Antidote Films production, a film by Lisa Cholodenko ; producers, Susan A. Stover, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte ; written & directed by Lisa Cholodenko|
Mothers and sons
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)