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Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)

A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening throughout Los Angeles.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Bellows ... Emmit
Xander Berkeley ... Moe
Alexis Bledel ... Kim
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Teresa
Rosario Dawson ... June
Danny DeVito ... Aldo
Robert Forster ... Dodge
Carla Gugino ... Francine Driver
Josh Hartnett ... Sam Salazar
Zachary Quinto ... Nick
Michelle Ryan ... Loretta
Lauren Lee Smith ... Karen
Aaron Tveit ... Henry
Amber Valletta ... Camilla
Kevin Zegers ... Billy
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Storyline

A dentist teams up with a feisty would-be assassin to put the final touches on the plan to kill his wife. Once he makes a play for the assassin's payment, he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that fuels a cross-town journey through the many lounges, bars, strip clubs and the occasional nudist ping pong club scattered across Los Angeles. Along the way, we are introduced to a series of idiosyncratic characters, from gangsters to exotic dancers, from ex-cons to cops, with the odd hatcheck girl and bartender thrown in for good measure. Written by Anonymous

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A lot can happen in one night. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex references and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot in eleven days with a Canon 7D camera. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick: I, I'm sorry, I'm waiting for someone.
Francine Driver: You are...
Nick: Uh, under normal circumstances, I'd never turn you away, but this is a business meeting.
Francine Driver: What kind of business are you in?
Nick: Um, I work in real estate, corporate real estate.
Francine Driver: What's your name?
Nick: Look, I don't mean to be rude. I swear if you knew me, I'm the last guy to say no, to a beautiful...
Francine Driver: Wow, you can't even tell me your name?
Nick: Dennis.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits roll while Teresa, Henry and Francine all line-dance to country music while a custodian sweeps up in the background. See more »

Connections

References Band of Outsiders (1964) See more »

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Only Bad Can Come
Written by Sebastian Gutierrez / Grant Lee Phillips
Performed by Grant Lee Phillips
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A funny & fast paced comedy that is brilliantly written and is very fun to watch. I liked it. I say B.
7 June 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Sometimes we find ourselves in an unbearable situation and our options dry up and we resort to drastic measures. It's called survival." A dentist (Quinto) wants to have his wife killed. When the assassin (Gugino) shows up all she want's is the money. Nick says it will take a two hours to get it and he will be back. Nothing is ever that easy though. Even though it may not sound like it this is a comedy, and a pretty funny one at that. The dialog is great and the fast paced line delivery really makes it enjoyable and fun to watch. I laughed quite a bit in this and the story moves from bar to bar in a way that makes sense and is very entertaining. The cast in this is pretty impressive and everyone really pulls off their part well. There really isn't much to this movie and it's not all that of an original idea but the way it's presented makes it seem fresh. I really enjoyed this more then I expected and this makes for a good watch. Overall, a funny and entertaining movie that is well worth checking out. I give it a B.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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