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Laurel Canyon

Writer-director Lisa Cholodenko (High Art) contributes another tale of uptight young people seduces by bohemian temptation. Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale are Sam and Alex, a pair of straitlaced med school grads who move to the Los Angeles area so that he can take up his residency. Strapped for cash, the pair move into his mother's house. Turns out mom (played with relish by Frances McDormand) is a famous record producer who's shacked up with her latest boytoy. How long before our young couple are tempted by a life of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The characters are a bit predictable, but the cast does a commendable job in this intimate tale of mothers and sons. 103 minutes