At the beginning of the Super Bowl, Hyundai ran an ad featuring a fictitious community known as “Ryanville”, where all the male residents were some version of Ryan Reynolds.
I’ve been to Los Angeles several times and driven through most of it at one time or another over a period of several days, and I can’t think of a single time I ever found myself in a neighborhood like the one shown in this ad. Mostly when I’ve seen neighborhoods with trees and houses like those in the ad, they’ve been in areas at the outer edges of the ‘old money’ parts of town in various of the larger cities of the midwest.
Therefore I’m curious as to whether the ad was filmed in L.A. (likely given the talent and production requirements) or whether it was likely filmed elsewhere. I’m curious basically because it isn’t the sort of area I ever think of when I think of Los Angeles. So, L.A. area residents and travelers, have you ever seen such a neighborhood in or around L.A., and if so where?
Here’s the ad, which is pretty entertaining in its own right. Reynolds mentioned on The Today Show that it was filmed in just one day, which I found surprising given how long it normally takes to set up and film just a few seconds or minutes of action in Hollywood. Anyway, here it is: