L.A. Story ★★★ 1991 (PG-13)
Livin' ain't easy in the city of angels. Harris K. Telemacher (Martin), a weatherman in a city where the weather never changes, wrestles with the meaning of life and love while consorting with beautiful people, distancing from significant other Henner, cavorting with valley girl Parker, and falling for newswoman Tennant (Martin's real life wife). Written by the comedian, the story's full of keen insights into the everyday problems and ironies of living in the Big Tangerine. It's no wonder the script's full of so much thoughtful detail: Martin is said to have worked on it intermittently for seven years. Charming, fault forgiving but not fault ignoring portrait. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam McMurray, Patrick Stewart, Iman, Kevin Pollak; D: Mick Jackson; W: Steve Martin; C: Andrew Dunn; M: Peter Melnick.