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4 Movies that were filmed in Fort Lauderdale

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Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. State of Florida, 25 miles (40 km) north of Miami. The city has an estimated population of 182,437 as of the 2019 census. Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War.

Fort Lauderdale is a famous tourist attraction due to its beaches, arts, culture, and events. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard to gondola rides on the canals to a historic riverfront.

Some of the movies filmed in this city are mentioned below.

  1. Rock of Ages (2012):

This comedy, drama musical is based on the novel written by Chris D’Arienzo (screenplay by), Justin Theroux (screenplay by), and Allan Loeb (screenplay by) and directed by Adam Shakman. This movie revolves around the life of a small-town girl and a city boy who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

When naive Sherrie Christian arrives in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rockstar, she finds her to be just like how Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood. Two meet as Drew tries to help Sherrie when she first arrives in town with her aspirations. He wants to get Sherrie hired at the center of the rock scene in the town where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big hit. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon’s manager, not liking to hire people like Drew with musical aspirations, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server. With time, Drew and Sherrie have a blossoming mutual attraction. But their romance and musical aspirations are threatened by trying to stay true to their musical visions and changing musical tastes.

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

  1. Marley & Me (2008):

This movie is based on the book written by John Grogan, Scott Frank (screenplay), Don Roos (screenplay) and is directed by David Frankel.

The story revolves around a family who learns important lessons from their adorable, but a naughty and neurotic dog.

After the wedding, newspaper writer John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. John gives his wife Jennifer a puppy in order to maintain her clock. With time, Marley the dog grows into a 100-pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy and becomes turbulently active and noisy. Marley’s activeness and naughtiness give ideas to John for his newspaper column. When Grogans have their own kids, Marley tests their patience and acts like the world’s most impulsive dog.

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  1. Hoot (2006):

This adventure, comedy, family movie is based on the novel written by Carl Hiaasen and Wil Shriner (screenplay) and is directed by Wil Shriner. It is a movie about a young man (Lerman) who moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he is forced to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

This movie with the tagline “It’s time to stand up for the little guys” is about a young man who moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he is urged to save a population of endangered owls. While thinking of some smart plans he realizes that a tough girl from his school named Beatrice has some relations with another boy who is connected to the vandalism at the construction site. These three kids understand the severity of this situation and decide to put their lives in danger in order to protect their new friends, the owls.

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Boca Grande, Florida

Paradise Valley, Montana

  1. The Hours (2002):

This movie is written by Michael Cunningham (novel), David Hare (screenplay) and is directed by Stephen Daldry. This is a story of how the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” affects the lives of generations of women. All of these women had to deal with suicide in their lives in one way or another.

This movie is composed of multiple storylines dealing with some type of mental illness and depression. The stories, one of Laura Brown (Played by Julianne Moore) in 1951, a pregnant wife who is planning a party for her husband but is distracted once she starts reading the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” and another of Clarissa Vaughan (Played by Meryl Streep) a modern woman who also plans to throw a party for her friend suffering from AIDS, in one way or another a linked together through the novel “Mrs. Dalloway”.

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

London, England

Which one of these movies is your favorite? Let us know!!

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lauderdale,_Florida

https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/fort-lauderdale.html

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1336608/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0822832/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453494/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274558/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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