• Elizabethtown (2005)


Release Date: October 14th, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2006

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: Romance , Comedy drama

Production Co: Vinyl Films, CW Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Endearing, Mother, Love, Sister, 2000s, Emotional, Family, Transformation, Death, Small town

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    It's an uncommonly optimistic meditation on death and lament, befitting a filmmaker whose movies (Jerry Maguire, Singles, Say Anything), no matter their subject matter, always double as a celebration of life. show more

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Tedious humor and sentimentality bury what could have been a pretty good road picture. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Nowhere near one of Crowe's great films (like "Almost Famous"), but it is sweet and good-hearted and has some real laughs. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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