Elizabethtown

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Released 2005

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Director:
Cameron Crowe
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG-13
Elizabethtown follows the story of Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) a shoe designer who is down on his luck after designing a flawed new product that ends up costing him his job. Things only get worse for Drew when his beautiful girlfriend, Ellen (Jessica Biel), breaks up with him. After a failed suicide attempt Drew learns that his father has passed away and that he needs to go to Elizabethtown, Kentucky to bring the body back home. On his flight to Elizabethtown, Drew meets an optimistic, quick-witted flight attendant, Claire (Kirsten Dunst). Claire upgrades his seat to first-class and offers him a hand drawn map of Elizabethtown with her phone number on it. Drew comes home to discover that his relatives don't know about his recent misfortunes and great him like a celebrity. Drew's reunion with his family, along with his new found connection with Claire helps him remember what's really important in life. Drew takes a chance following a road trip designed by Claire which leads him to points of interest, helps him come to terms with his father's passing and ultimately leads him back to Claire.moreless

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  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Elizabethtown is a long, lurching trip to nowhere in particular, but Elizabethtown is a place where you wouldn't mind spending some more time, though perhaps under different circum...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    A mess of a movie -- but a warm, friendly mess that's hard not to like, even when it tests your patience.

  • 50

    Variety

    Although rich in screwball silliness and sharp one-liners, film lacks the narrative drive one finds in the classic comedies of Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and Billy Wilder, whom C...

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Comedy, Drama

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Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance, Dramedy