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Elizabethtown (2005)

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During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.


Cameron Crowe


Cameron Crowe
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Orlando Bloom ... Drew Baylor
Kirsten Dunst ... Claire Colburn
Susan Sarandon ... Hollie Baylor
Alec Baldwin ... Phil Devoss
Bruce McGill ... Bill Banyon
Judy Greer ... Heather Baylor
Jessica Biel ... Ellen Kishmore
Paul Schneider ... Jessie Baylor
Loudon Wainwright III ... Uncle Dale (as Loudon Wainwright)
Gailard Sartain ... Charles Dean
Jed Rees ... Chuck Hasboro
Paula Deen ... Aunt Dora
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Uncle Roy
Alice Marie Crowe Alice Marie Crowe ... Aunt Lena
Tim Devitt ... Mitch Baylor


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Best Place To Find Yourself.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Jesse's band comprises members of Kentucky's native band My Morning Jacket who are also featured on the soundtrack. See more »


When Claire sits down with the urn with the ashes, she reaches across her body with her right hand (as she is holding a glass in her left hand) and touches the urn saying "Hello, Mitch". In the next shot, the glass is in her right hand and her left is on the urn. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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 »


Features Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »


Shut Us Down
Written by Lindsey Buckingham and Cory Sipper
Performed and Produced by Lindsey Buckingham
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User Reviews

Highly Underrated Movie With a Nice Feel to It
12 March 2006 | by rbueingSee all my reviews

Okay, I will admit up front that maybe Orlando Bloom doesn't do much for this movie but add a pretty face and certainly I am a sucker for Kirsten Dunst. Implausible plot - sure. But entertaining? I thought thoroughly so and with a good heart. The movie is very funny. Not slapstick, but funny. I laughed out loud often. The movie really doesn't take itself too seriously and that works for me. As for the acting . . . maybe I am being too hard on Orlando, because nothing he does is particularly bad, just forgetful I guess. But I will admit that I just felt like the cast wasn't particularly important to the movie. The movie has a feel to it that I connected with. The music, the visuals, the ease with which it flowed - just struck a chord. Overall, though it isn't that the cast is bad - they simply aren't noteworthy. In fact, I cannot remember a performance that was distracting or didn't mesh. It just seemed to me that the writing, the direction and the composition of the movie produced a feeling, triggered thoughts that made this movie a special event, time well spent ... who knows - I liked it.

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Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elizabethtown See more »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,618,711, 16 October 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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