L.A. Story Reviews

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February 6, 2018
More to the point, L.A. Story is giddy fun.
February 8, 2017
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.
September 7, 2011
Top Critic
February 2, 2009
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.
February 2, 2009
Unlike Woody Allen's New York City, which becomes a staging area for character angst and transformation, Martin's L.A. stifles the characters, and neither they, screenwriter Martin or director Jackson seem to be aware of it.
February 2, 2009
A rather slight film, but there is enough charm and wit to make it a pleasant diversion.
September 2, 2008
Goofy and sweet, L.A. Story constitutes Steve Martin's satiric valentine to his hometown and a pretty funny comedy in the bargain.
March 8, 2008
May 5, 2007
It's witty, irreverent and entertaining, this love story penned by Steve Martin, in which LA is a tangible character.
February 10, 2006
Perhaps Steve Martin's hair went white because his brain radiates with such boundless invention that all the pigment withered off the follicles.
February 9, 2006
Steve Martin's script, a delightfully scatty account of life in the city of angels, exposes romance lurking beyond the snobbish restaurants and routine muggings...
September 22, 2005
If nothing else, it will remind you how funny Martin used to be.
June 19, 2005
May 7, 2005
March 6, 2005
February 7, 2005
enjoyable silly
August 26, 2004
July 16, 2004
May 20, 2003
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.
March 23, 2003
A minor classic in the grand tradition of Woody Allen and is one of the best films Steve Martin has ever done.
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