It Happened in L.A. is being called the female answer to Swingers, Doug Liman’s 1996 bro hang out film that make stars out of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. The cast looks great, with a mixture of unknowns and character actors, and the trailer has a handful of solid laughs.
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Annette (Michelle Morgan) and Elliot (Jorma Taccone) are a mostly happy, moderately neurotic LA couple. Maybe Annette doesn’t enjoy game nights or taco stands as much as Elliot does, but no relationship is perfect, right? Rather than embracing their differences, Annette can only compare their relationship to their happy couple friends. This cannot be endorsed by Annette’s beautiful but romantically troubled best friend, Baker (Dree Hemingway), who is very well-versed on the bleakness of the LA dating scene. Taking its cues from classic mid-20th Century comedies with a stylish and contemporary spin, IT HAPPENED IN L.A. is an irreverent tale of life and the search for elusive love in the 21st Century.
As for that cast. Michelle Morgan in her debut film, Jorma Taccone, Dree Hemingway, Kentucker Audley, and Tate Donovan among a whole slew of others. It opens in New York and L.A. on November 10, but will hit VOD just four days later.