Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko
Written by: Lisa Cholodenko
Produced by: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Susan A. Stover
Other cast: Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola
Release date: March 28, 2003
Running time: 1h 43min
Sam and his fiancée, Alex, move to Los Angeles for the summer to stay at the luxurious house of his mother, Jane, while she's away. But Jane, a hip record producer, has not left yet because she's still working on a project with her British musician boyfriend, Ian. Sam and Alex feel the pull of Jane's fast-paced, decadent lifestyle, and their relationship starts to fray when they get involved with other people.
→ On the road to the perfect life, Sam & Alex took a little detour.