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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | | Drama | 21 January 2005 (USA)
A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

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A young woman, Pursy (played by Scarlett Johansson), learns that her estranged mother has died in New Orleans. She returns to her mother's house to discover that it is inhabited by two men, one an aging alcoholic, Bobby Long (John Travolta). Written by grantss

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The heart is a lonely hunter.

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Secretos del pasado  »

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Opening Weekend:

$28,243 (USA) (31 December 2004)

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$159,171 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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Trivia

The production ran into budgetary problems halfway through. Several background extras were brought to a New Orleans location, fitted for costumes, fed dinner, and then sent home without pay because their scene had been cut. Some New Orleans retailers complained that thousands of dollars worth of clothes were returned unused because the scenes they were bought for were never filmed. See more »

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When Pursy puts dinner on the table for Lawson before she leaves for her date, the stack of books on the kitchen table disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Epitaph on Bobby Long's gravestone at the end of the movie: And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world. - Robert Frost
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Lonesome Blues
Performed by Lonnie Pitchford
Written by Lonnie Pitchford
Courtesy of Rooster Blues Records
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Terms of Endearment in a Trailer Park
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It is about (among other things) the forgiveness needed to be part of a family and people who drink beer for breakfast, a perfect combination. I was expecting to be bored and was happy to be entertained. A few good laughs, a few moments close to tears, some lovely scenery, and it made me think. What more can you ask for in a movie? The surprise ending seemed to me to be unimportant as so many things were resolved before. John Travolta was great as Bobby Long. I do have a question, does anyone beside me assume that Lawson Pines and Bobby Long were gay? It is New Orleans after all. (not that there is anything wrong with that). They should release this movie to more theaters.


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