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PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Aspiring young shoe designer Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) gets fired from his high-profile job after the failure of his latest project. To make matters worse, his girlfriend, Ellen (Jessica Biel), leaves him, and he becomes suicidal. Drew's morbid plans are interrupted by the news of his father's death, and he is called back to his Kentucky hometown. On his flight home, he meets the lovely Claire (Kirsten Dunst), a sunny flight attendant who tries to help him embrace life once again.

Cast: Orlando Bloom , Kirsten Dunst , Susan Sarandon , Judy Greer , Jessica Biel , Alec Baldwin , Paul Schneider , Paula Deen

Director: Cameron Crowe

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Elizabethtown (2005)

Release Date: October 14th, 2005|2 hr. 3 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom, and the meltdown of Drew's mother (Susan Sarandon), who grieves by tap-dancing. show more

  • That gift doesn't desert him [Crowe] in Elizabethtown, but he clutters his movie with plot elements that confuse the focus, the central character and, ultimately, I suspect, Crowe himself. show more

  • Though it's no fiasco -- there's nothing mythic about its disjointed story -- it is a failure. show more

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  • January 23, 2011 kcwitter1693
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    It is a mystery to me why some people do not like this movie. This is one of my favorite films for so many reasons. The actors are great. Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom are perfect for their roles and have amazing chemestry. The soundtrack of this movie is absolutely fabulous, and it is overall a very touching movie. The first 20 minutes are a little boring but the movie as a whole is excellent! It also gets better and better every time you watch it. Deffinitely watch this Cameron Crowe masterpiece!!!

  • March 21, 2010 bmp4h2o
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    Odd film, with some great moments. Very quirkie.

  • September 30, 2009 Giddyuplucy
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    This movie wasn't great but it wasn't terrible either. There were spots that dragged on or were somewhat awkward. It has a great theme to it and the music is pretty good too. All the actors were great but I was pleasantly surprised by Orlando's performance; it was fun seeing him having fun in the role. But they tried to make it a little better than it was supposed to be by jumbling everything. That, and those little weird, slow moments were the only thing that brought it down. Other than that, I liked it.

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