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L.A. Story

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Mick Jackson

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About the Movie

A wacky TV weatherman loses his job after taking off yet another weekend - after all, he figures, L.A. weather never changes, does it? And his personal life is a mess too, because his relationship with his long-time girlfriend has gone kaput. Everything looks pretty dismal, when he unexpectedly meets a British journalist on assignment in L.A. and falls instantly in love. He fears he has no chance with her, but while driving down a L.A. freeway, he suddenly realizes that one of the highway signs is trying to communicate with him. He stops to read the messages, takes a risk, and trusts in them to save his life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 35
  • Fresh: 33
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Like Mr. Martin himself, L.A. Story seems basically decent, intelligent and sweet. It's a fanciful romantic comedy whose wildest and craziest notion is that Los Angeles, for all of its eccentricities, is a great place to live. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Feb 2, 2009

Fresh: This is a very personal Martin project -- the sweet-souled, nonstop-funny testament of a native Angeleno. Sly and soulful, it's the comedy that dares to be dippy. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Goofy and sweet, L.A. Story constitutes Steve Martin's satiric valentine to his hometown and a pretty funny comedy in the bargain. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Narratively, this crazy-grid comedy is slighter than a plate of California cuisine, but what it lacks in solid bulk it more than makes up for in its neon array of oddball cultural colors. – Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 8, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Classic Martin

This is Steve Martin at his very best! Some of the references are a little dated, but if you lived through the early 90's, you are sure to enjoy.

All time favorite movie

This is one of the best Steve Martin movies out there. For me, it's become a cult favorite. "You cannot have the duck!" gets me everytime.

A truely unique, funny love story

There is truly someone out there for everyone. Sometimes you'll need a pick axe and compass to find them and sometimes you'll be hit upside the head with a shovel, but you'll find them. Or they'll find you! Great movie that has meant a great deal to me. Glad to see it added to iTunes!

L.A. Story
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1991

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