California Solo

Synopsis: A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marshall Lewy
Production: Strand Releasing
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

# By the look on

your face I could tell #

# That you had enough

# And the look of guilt

in my eyes #

# Lets you

know that I fucked up #

# And don't you want anything

too close #

# 'Cause one

day you'll have to let it go #

# Yes, I'll go again

Welcome to another

addition of "Flame-Outs."

The show where

we consider the tragic

and sometimes

spectacular deaths

of the world's

greatest musicians.

I am your host,

Lachlan MacAldonich.

I know you can do it.

But the market is

special, all right.

Okay, it's about talking

to the customers

and Lachlan has a

way with them.

Flattery will get

you everywhere.

You gotta rotate,

a higher rotate.

Back up a little bit.


How we doing tonight, Sir?


Where were you heading?


Where are you coming from?

A bar.

Out of the car, please.


You're gonna go against

that wall,

against that chart.

Against the wall.

Look at me, please.

I knew that.

Okay, here we go.

To your right, please.

Is that badass, that look?

Come on, let's get

one taken together.

I don't think so.

Well, Mister McAldon...

MacAldonich, Lachlan


Is that Irish?

Excuse me, I am from Scotland.

We have your BAC level

written down here

at point-two-four.

That is an aggravated DUI,

which means that your license

is suspended,

effective immediately.

Four months for one DUI.

What a crock.

I tell you, Warren.

You see, back in the UK

they would have

dumped me on the front

step and rang the bell.

Well, maybe when I was a kid.

Yeah, here too.


that's that's bullshit.

Well, what am I gonna

do about Saturday now?


Goddamn DUI.

What the hell, man, I...

I thought you

were smarter than that.

Oh, shut up.

You know, in a previous life,

I'd only get to see this side

of Saturday in the arse end.

Bet you had some crazy

nights back in the day, huh?


Ancient history now.

Yeah, I know.

F*ck off.

This guy comes home

one day, right?

He says to his wife,

"There's a rumor going

around at work

"that the postman has had sex

with every woman on this street

except one."

And she says, "I bet

it's that stuck-up co-ed

at number fifty-six."

Oh, that's what

I'm trying to figure out.

Ain't that always the way?

How about a radish?

- Radish?

- Yeah.

I know it sounds crazy.

Try a little salt, a

little butter, fantastic.

Yeah, you cook?

I don't cook.

A customer told me.

You all right there, my friend?

I see you've been eyeing

these eggs?

How many would you like?

These eggs are laid with love.

Happy chickens.

Cage free, chemical free,

hormone free.

Matter of fact, the only thing

that ain't free is the cost.

Four dollars for the dozen.

Thank you very much.

All right, Beau?

Hey, Lachlan...

How you doin'?


What's good today?

Thank you, Sir.

Tomatoes are spectacular.

"Peachy" tomatoes.

- Yeah... Peachy?

- Yeah.

I think you can do

better than that sign.

They'll work with the sea

bass I just picked up.

I have some mushrooms,

lemon, and capers.

Very tasty.

Well, work's been really

slow lately,

so I've had

plenty of time to cook

pathetically elaborate dinners.

That's perfect.

When do I get to try one?

I told you, when I get

an invite to your farm.

You have had

an invite for months.

Oh, by the way, my

boyfriend is here.

He, uh, he usually works

late Friday nights,

so he can't make it,

but I dragged his ass out of

bed this morning.

Hey, Paul...

Come here.

Look, if you do want to come,

it's quite simple really.

If you leave at the

ass-crack of dawn.

Yes, thank you very

much, Julian, thank you.

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