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Russell Pollard in Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon

2003 R

When Sam (Christian Bale) takes Alex (Kate Beckinsale) home to meet his mom, Jane (Frances McDormand), he's worried his fiancée will be embarrassed by his family. Instead, Alex becomes inexplicably drawn to Jane's and her boyfriend's (Alessandro Nivola) lives -- leaving Sam vulnerable to the attentions of another woman. Writer Lisa Cholodenko (High Art) also directs this complicated tale of love and lust.