L.A. Story  

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L.A. Story is a 1991 English language movie directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin. Set in Los Angeles, California, it tells the story of Harris K. Telemacher, an L.A. weatherman (played by Martin) who falls in and out of love with the aid of a talking freeway sign which arguably speaks for the city itself. The movie is both a romantic comedy and a satire on life and culture in Los Angeles. Over the years since its initial release, L. A. Story has acquired a strong underground and cult following and is considered by some to be Steve Martin's finest, most intricately insightfully written, and performed film. The film references everything from Shakespeare to modern new wave, and is by turns philosophical, sweet, introspective and (being a Steve Martin film) silly.

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