Sebastian Gutierrez wrote and directed this comedy-drama set in a handful of Los Angeles drinking establishments over the course of one lively evening. Francine (Carla Gugino) meets Nick (Zachary Quinto) in a cocktail lounge and they discuss some business -- it seems Nick isn't happy in his marriage, and he's willing to pay someone to kill his wife. However, Nick doesn't know that Francine isn't a hit woman, but a private detective hired to dig up dirt on him. Francine would seem to have all the incriminating information she needs, but before leaving she discovers her recordings of the conversation have been stolen. Francine spends the rest of the night traveling from one bar to another trying to find the thief, and she crosses paths with an remarkable variety of characters, including Dodge (Robert Forster), a nostalgic former gangster; Teresa (Emmanuelle Chriqui), an exotic dancer who can read men's minds, Aldo (Danny DeVito), a shifty and well-connected card shark, and June (Rosario Dawson), who runs the area's only clothing-optional ping pong parlor. Director Gutierrez says Girl Walks Into A Bar was the first feature film produced specifically to be streamed online, and it was posted on YouTube simultaneously with its premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Port Washington, NY :Entertainment One Film,2012
Bing, Steve, 1965-2020
Berkeley, Xander, 1955-
Bledel, Alexis, 1981-
Chriqui, Emmanuelle, 1977-
Forster, Robert, 1942-2019.
Gugino, Carla, 1971-
Hartnett, Josh, 1978-
Ryan, Michelle, 1984-
Valletta, Amber, 1974-
Zegers, Kevin, 1984-
Phillips, Grant-Lee, 1963-
Wrekin Hill Entertainment (Firm)
Row 1 Productions.
Entertainment One (Firm : India)
Shangri-La Entertainment (Firm)
Gato Negro Films (Firm)
Gil Bellows, Xander Berkeley, Alexis Bledel, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, Robert Forster, Carla Gugino, Josh Hartnett, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Ryan, Aaron Tveit, Amber Valletta, Kevin Zegers.
Music, Grant Lee Phillips ; costume designer, Genevieve Tyrrell ; art director, Brian Vog ; editor, Lisa Bromwell ; director of photography, Cale Finot.
MPAA rating: R; for sex references and brief nudity.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: Video clips with Danny DeVito, Amber Valletta, Carla Gugino, and Emmanuelle Chriqui.
DVD; widescreen (1.78:1; 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.