David Sutcliffe
A real home movie
A real home movie

Director Don Roos' "Happy Endings," which arrives in theaters July 15, is not only a picaresque romantic black comedy, but also a valentine to midcentury Los Angeles architecture. "I wanted to capture the Garden of Eden landscape of L.A.," Roos says. "The more the interiors could incorporate the outside, the better. I wanted them to be versions of treehouses." None more so than the 1949 John Lautner-designed Schaffer residence in Montrose, shown here, which production designer Richard Sherman found. In the film it's home to Gil (David Sutcliffe, left), an architecture junkie, and his boyfriend, Charley (Steve Coogan, seated), who is convinced that Gil fathered a son with a lesbian couple....