An L.A. Minute

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"Fame is a four-letter word."
  • R
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.5  (95)
  • 15

An L.A. Minute is a satirical comedy-drama film directed and written by Daniel Adams that was released in 2018. The film features a star-studded cast with renowned actors such as Gabriel Byrne, Kiersey Clemons, and Bob Balaban. It takes viewers into the life of Ted Gold, a cynical and self-absorbed writer living in Los Angeles. The movie delves into the complexities of the entertainment industry and the struggle of creatives to get their work recognized.

Gabriel Byrne gives an exceptional performance as Ted Gold, a self-proclaimed literary genius who spends his time attending fancy parties rather than writing. Ted Gold's ego and snobbery make him a difficult character to like at times, but it's hard not to be drawn into his charm. His world is shaken up when he meets Velocity (Kiersey Clemons), a young and fearless woman who challenges him to be less self-centered and inspires him to write again.

Velocity, a talented and aspiring singer, has her own struggles but is determined to stick to her principles and make a name for herself in the music industry. Her character provides a refreshing respite from Ted's snobbishness, and the two strike up an unlikely friendship that leads to unexpected consequences.

Bob Balaban, playing the role of Ted's publisher, gives an excellent performance as a man who is candid and direct with Ted, often giving him a reality check. Balaban's character plays the skeptic to Ted's grandiose notions of his greatness, and their interactions are often hilarious and poignant.

Director Daniel Adams tackles a range of issues in An L.A. Minute, including fame, the entertainment industry, morality, and the price of success. But, despite its weighty themes, the film is a comedy at heart, and the director uses humor effectively to highlight the absurdities of living in a self-absorbed, image-obsessed culture. Adams also employs a range of cinematic techniques, including quick cuts and close-ups, to create a fast-paced and frenzied environment that mirrors the pace of living in Los Angeles.

The film's score is another highlight, composed by Timo Chen, particularly during scenes showing Los Angeles at night, which evoke the city's captivating, hypnotic energy.

Overall, An L.A. Minute is a smartly written, engaging, and often humorous film that provides an insider's view of the entertainment industry. The film's message is ultimately hopeful, suggesting that even the most cynical among us can find redemption with a little humility and inspiration. While the movie may not appeal to everyone, it is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a good satire about the entertainment industry, and its star-studded cast ensures that the acting is top-notch throughout.

An L.A. Minute is a 2018 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 15.

An L.A. Minute
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    5.5  (95)
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