Sam (Christian Bale) and Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are a newly engaged couple who move to Los Angeles to further their careers. Sam is a recently graduated psychiatrist, starting his residency, while Alex, who comes from a very wealthy background, and is also an MD, is finishing her Ph.D. dissertation on genomics. The relatively strait-laced, upwardly mobile couple plan to stay at the vacant home of Sam's mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), a free-spirited record producer in the Laurel Canyon section of the City of Los Angeles.
|editor||Amy E. Duddleston|
|keywords||break british change of plan dissertation doctor of philosophy end engaged couple first kiss genomics hardworking hotel suite israel meet morning new album new life parking lot party ph.d. psychiatrist record record producer residency romantic love sexual tension strained relationship swimming pool threesome united kingdom|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Classics|
|theme||independent lgbt-related romance romantic drama|