Laurel Canyon

Frances McDormand isn't just good, she's fantastic in this movie.
- Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
If there is one reason to see Laurel Canyon, it's to witness McDormand in the kind of role she's long deserved.
- Anne Hornaday, Washington Post
It reconfirms the filmmaker's talent as an acutely observant chronicler of upscale bohemian subcultures.
- Stephen Holden, New York Times


The canyon is notable for its varied residents through the years and has served, and continues to serve, as the home to many rock stars, musicians, performers, producers, and the like. Among its current residents are Jane (Frances McDormand), a legendary record producer, currently producing an album for a British band whose lead singer Ian (Allesandro Nivola) is her much younger lover. Jane and the band are creating the album in her Laurel Canyon house where she has a recording studio. Jane's son Sam (Christian Bale) and his fiancé Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are both recent graduates of Harvard medical school. Conservative, solid and serious, the couple find it necessary to move to Los Angeles to complete their studies. Jane has offered her Laurel Canyon home for them to stay in, promising that it will be vacant. But when Sam and Alex arrive Jane and the band are still working in Jane's home recording studio to complete the album. Once in the house, however, things begin to unravel.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: English
Genre: Drama
Durée: 103 min.
Année: 2002


Alessandro Nivola
Christian Bale
Frances McDormand
Natascha McElhone
Kate Beckinsale
Un film de
Lisa Cholodenko