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Elizabethtown (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 October 2005 (USA)
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During an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man.

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After causing a loss of almost one billion dollars in his company, the shoe designer Drew Baylor decides to commit suicide. However, in the exact moment of his act of despair, he receives a phone call from his sister telling him that his beloved father had just died in Elizabethtown, and he should bring him back since his mother had problem with the relatives of his father. He travels in an empty red eye flight and meets the attendant Claire Colburn, who changes his view and perspective of life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Best Place To Find Yourself.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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14 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Rencontres à Elizabethtown  »

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Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,618,711 (USA) (14 October 2005)

Gross:

$26,838,389 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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In the original script, Ben is Claire's brother. She uses him as a way to deflect unwanted advances. See more »

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When Claire is leaving Drew's hotel room in the morning she has a flower in her right hand. In the next shot she takes the imaginary photo with empty hands. After this she walks away and rests the flower on the dressing table. See more »

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[first lines]
Dock Worker: [receiving returning good] Welcome back, boys.
Drew Baylor: As somebody once said, there's a difference between a failure and a fiasco. A failure is simply the non-present of success. Any fool can accomplish failure. But a fiasco, a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. A fiasco is a folktale told to others, that makes other people feel more... alive. Because it didn't happen to them.
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This film opens with the 1954 "VistaVision" Paramount Pictures logo - instead of the new 'live-action' one. This logo was used at the head of all Paramount films released from the mid-1950s through to 1986. See more »

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References Almost Famous (2000) See more »

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Funky Nassau
(1971)
Written by Tyrone Fitzgerald & Raphael Munnings
Performed by The Beginning of the End
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I have never seen a film that made me cry after I left the theater, until now.
22 October 2005 | by (Sapulpa,OK, USA) – See all my reviews

Cameron Crowe has managed to capture life in a single film. I've never seen a Cameron Crowe film before, so I didn't know he was capable of that. Basic storyline, Drew Baylor has to go to Elizabethtown, Kentucky from his home in Oregon to plan the funeral of his father and meets an interesting young woman, Claire, who helps him feel like he can live again. You see, I have a Southern family, and when I say Southern, I mean deep fried, as in Tennessee and Mississippi. I saw in this film a true Southern family with all of its dysfunctions and with all of its love. Southerners do have a distaste for outsiders, a love of food, and a strange fascination with death, but once they know you, they will take you to their bosom. And Crowe manages to portray Southerners without making fun of them, which is not something a lot of people manage. He juxtaposes a wedding with a funeral and both are big affairs in the south as they should be in life. The last part of the film is a road trip mapped out by Claire (Kirsten Dunst) that Drew (Orlando Bloom) takes with the ashes of his father. He sees the place where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. And he visits the memorial of the Oklahoma City bombing. I'm going to stop here and say that I am a native born Oklahoman, and I was in the third grade on April 19, 1995. It was nice to know that somebody who is not from Oklahoma remembered, respected, and honored the victims and the survivors of the tragedy in such a way. Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst both give wonderful performances (probably the best of both of their careers) in this film. Dunst is perfect at being sweet, Southern, and mischievous. Bloom is great when he's having his heart-to-heart with his father (who is in an urn) and he's laughing and crying at the same time. This happens in real life a lot, but you rarely see it in movies because so few actors can get to that place emotionally and sell it on screen. Overall, it's a beautiful film. I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love.


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