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
Cameron Crowe's first choice for the part of Claire Colburn was Kirsten Dunst. Dunst wanted the part very much but had already signed for The Village (2004). Evan Rachel Wood (who was apparently too young) was then under consideration for the part but Dunst dropped out of The Village (2004) at the last moment to audition for the part and won it. Judy Greer, however, appeared in both "The Village" and "Elizabethtown". See more »
Louisville International Airport does not have commercial 747's that land and taxi to a gate, because none of the air bridges at SDF are jumbo jet ready. See more »
[receiving returning good]
Welcome back, boys.
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 »
After losing my dad earlier this year when I was in Australia and he was in the UK I related to the opening of this movie a lot. Orlando Bloom is not typically an actor I liked to watch but he does his job well in this role.
The star of the show though is 100 percent Kirsten Dunst who puts in a performance worthy of a truck load of awards in my opinion.
The reason I didn't give it a 10 out of 10 is because there are some dragging scenes in the middle and the memorial service for the father could be a bit less dragged out.
Please persevere through this to get to the absolute delight of an ending that I've played back about 10 times now. Orlando bloom is so sincere and Kirsten Dunst so perfectly in tune with the character portrayal.
Definitely worthy of 2 hours of anyones time, a strong piece of writing and directing from Cameron Crowe!
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