• A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

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Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

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

Production Co: Stratus Films, Emmett/Furla Films, El Camino Pictures

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  • An accomplished feature debut with stunning cinematography (by Elliot Davis), a jambalaya story line and yet another heart-stopping performance by Scarlett Johansson. show more

  • The movie's real star is the cinematographer, Elliot Davis -- his images carry more emotional freight than all the performances put together.

  • Captivating drama delivers literary flair and Louisiana music and great roles for a grizzled John Travolta and lovely Scarlett Johansson. show more

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