movies, reviews

WATCHING:Laurel Canyon, director, Lisa Chodolenko

Frances McDormand should get an Oscar for her portrayal of Jane Bentley, the 50-ish, record producer mom with a 26 year old rocker boyfriend whose uptight and angry son and WASPy fiance return to LA for his medical internship.
Seems like many of the critics didn’t like the movie, but I thought it was well-done, with particular kudos to McDormand and Alessandro Nivola, the talented actor who players her much-younger boyfriend.