An uptight young professional, played by Christian Bale, brings his fiance/ girlfriend to visit his eccentric music producer mother in Laurel Canyon. The family is joined by the mother's younger musician lover. Throw in some drugs, alcohol, free inhibitions and rock in roll and you've got a recipe for relationship disaster. This is a REALLY GOOD 4 star movie. Also starring Kate Beckinsale, Alessandro, Nivola and Frances McDormand.