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3 Movies That Were Filmed in Oxnard

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Oxnard offers spectacular panoramic views, Victorian architecture, white-sand beaches, and a vibrant nightlife that looks straight out of a movie scene. Hence, it’s not a surprise that this wonderful city attracts filmmakers. In fact, some well-known movies are filmed here including the following:

Captain Marvel (2019)

One of the most awaited movies in 2019, Captain Marvel is a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie generates a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, almost ten times of its original budget. The actress and filmmaker, Brie Larson, plays the role of Carol Danvers who becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the story begins in 1995 when an elite Kree warrior called Vers keeps having a recurring nightmare about a U.S Air Force pilot. Six years later, after escaping an abduction, Vers lands on Earth and attracts the attention of Fury, a SHIELD agent who soon helps her in discovering who she really is. As their fight against evil extraterrestrials begin, Vers finds a crystal that lets her see the past she forgets and answers her questions about her recurring dreams.

Filming Location:

Oxnard, California, USA

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a comedy, drama, romance movie about life after divorce and rediscovering of manhood. Directed by Glenn Ficarra, this 112-minute movie has award-winning casts including Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. Together with Emma Watson and Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love is surely a movie that will enjoy.

The story begins when twenty years after their marriage, Emily decides to divorce Cal. Now, Emily is in a relationship with a much better man, leaving Cal alone without knowing how to get back to the dating world. Luckily, Cal meets a young, charismatic man named Jacob who then decides to teach him how to get a girl. While Cal agrees to Jacob’s help, he still finds himself in love with his ex-wife.

Conflicts arise when Jacob realizes that there’s more to life than parties and one-night-stands, and when Cal gets stuck in a bizarre love issue between his son and his best friend’s daughter Jessica.

Filming Location:

Ulysses S. Grant High School - 13000 Oxnard St, California, USA

Sideways (2004)

Sideways is a story about two best friends, a fading actor and a struggling writer, as they embark on a journey in search of wine, women, and themselves. The romantic comedy movie receives over 100 wins including an Oscar for best screenplay. It also continuously gains popularity across the world even after more than a decade since it was first released under Fox Searchlight Pictures. Directed by Alexander Payne, the movie includes Paul Giamatti and Thomas Church who play the lead roles.

The story goes a week before Jack’s wedding as he and his best friend, Miles, travel to a wine country for a week of relaxation and wine drinking. As they arrive at the vineyards, the two meet a woman named Stephanie who captures Jack’s attention. Meanwhile, Miles is an English teacher who is not yet over his recent divorce but an opportunity to start a new life soon finds him when he meets Stephanie’s friend, Maya.

However, as Miles slips out that Jack’s going to be married, their possible love affair between the girls and the rest of the trip doesn’t go quite well. When their friendship is out into a test and their relationships go sideways, will Miles and Jack discover how to rekindle themselves?

Filming Location:

Oxnard, California, USA

Did you already see these movies or do you know any other movie that was shot in Oxnard? Let me know in the comments...

Sources:

https://visitoxnard.com/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1570728/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375063/?ref_=adv_li_tt

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