The lives of an action star wannabe, a frustrated family man, and a guilt-ridden boyfriend, intertwine in three tales of sex, violence, redemption, murder, and unthinkable twists all taking place in the City of Angels; Los Angeles, California.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN November 17, 2023 at 09:54 AM
Never heard of this movie and that is one of the reasons I was drawn to it! Indie films can so often present wonderful treasures for the viewer. And 'L.A. I Hate You' is one of those treasures!!
Given to us is three stories of lives in L.A. Each with a tragic ending, but through each story is a common thread that ties these disparate parts together at the end. In each story there is a distinctive protagonist and a distinctive antagonist, and yet the real protagonist & antagonist is the city - L.A.
In the city exist ample good and ample evil - it's like a tray to pick from - which will you pick. Each story has the main character being lead astray by an unsavory character which takes him into the wrong or dangerous direction. No one can move without having an effect on others, the city!
A most intriguing plot line that gets thicker as the stories unfold - you can't go wrong with this film!
Reviewed by dschmeding7 / 10
Quite a low budget effort
Quite a strangely interesting movie right from the slick title sequence to the first scenes introducing some pretty seedy characters who meet with midget prostitutes in between airport and meeting their buddies for the first time after years of prison.
At first the movie looks like a disjointed anthology because the 3 stories at first seem unconnected but much in a Innaritu style of storytelling get intertwined in a pretty unexpected finale with a depressing outcome.
The whole thing has grimy base starting with a guy meeting his uncle coming from jail and basically making him cheat on his wife with a waitress he is attracted to while his uncle seems to go on with his criminal lifestyle. As you can guess, this ends badly yet you don't know whats going on. Next segment deals with a man and his paraplegic girlfriend who is lured in by his best friend to a night with coke and hookers. This ends equally bad as the first but right when you think the infidelity theme is a red thread the last segment branches off. It deals with an actor out of luck but offered a role in a big action movie if he dares to kill for the role... literally.
This is where it all comes together (well, unfortunately not all of it because a lot is just hinted to) in a finale that knows no winners and doesn't even shy from incorporating aliens in the plot.
Its a well made low budget movie that sure has some flaws in the script and the production (many green screen scenes look unrealistic, yet now in a obvious bad way) but manages to keep your interest with the storytelling that moves left and right and the whole seedy strange look.
I liked it despite of the flaws. It seems to be a made for TV movie, so in this case they sure did a good job here. Watch this if you are in the mood for a dark and mysterious B-drama.
Reviewed by FiveHundredFlicks8 / 10
What Did I Just Watch ?
A pretty decent move, actually.
Engaging form the start, some of the characters are, too.
Not all of them.
As the story unfolds so will your opinions and expectations and not in the way you might think.
One of those films where you are compelled to watch because your curiosity, once piqued, gets the better of you and you just have to see what happens, to whom, with what and .. well .. just Whisky Tango Foxtrot.
Good guys become the bad guys and bay guys turn out to be not so bad after all.
God film, good script, give it a watch, make up your own mind.