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R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
Bobby Long (John Travolta), a former professor turned full-time drunkard, and Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht), Long's former teaching assistant, spend their days drinking and swapping literary quotations in a New Orleans house owned by a deceased lounge singer. When the singer's daughter, Pursy (Scarlett Johansson), shows up to reclaim her mother's property, Bobby and Lawson try to grift their way into keeping the home while attempting to convince the high-school dropout to pursue an education.

Cast: John Travolta , Scarlett Johansson , Gabriel Macht , Deborah Kara Unger , Dane Rhodes , David Jensen , Clayne Crawford , Sonny Shroyer

Director: Shainee Gabel

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

Release Date: December 29th, 2004|1 hr. 59 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's the stunning location photography of camera ace Elliot Davis that provides what the movie itself lacks: authenticity. show more

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    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    It's engaging and transparent at once. show more

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    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even in the junky potboilers that John Travolta has persisted in making since his "Pulp Fiction" comeback (all 5,000 of them), you usually get the sense that he's acting in his bailiwick. show more

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