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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.

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Cameron Crowe

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Cameron Crowe
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

The Best Place To Find Yourself.

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rencontres à Elizabethtown See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,618,711, 16 October 2005

Gross USA:

$26,850,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,034,891
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Judy Greer plays Orlando Bloom's younger sister. In reality, Greer is two years older than Bloom. See more »

Goofs

When Claire is talking with Drew on the couch, the position of her hand holding the glass of wine changes. Also the glass jumps from left hand to right and back. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

I Can't Get Next to You
(1964)
Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield)
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I love love love this film!
1 October 2014 | by ericvrSee all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite films. I can watch it over and over again every year.

  • it is insightful to the plight of chasing your call


  • it is encouraging in the pursuit of truly being yourself


  • it is a great road trip film with inspiring stops and killer music - top notch


  • it reminds you to love your parents while they are around


(even if you don't have the best relationship with them)

  • it is one of the best romantic comedy movies that isn't sappy.


  • Orlando Bloom is funny, impacting and emotional without being sappy.


  • Kirsten Dunst is authentic, charming, vulnerable and loving.


  • The entire movie has a nice mixture of stupid funny and heartfelt inspiration.


Again, I love this movie. Watch i when you're not going to be interrupted. Put up with some of the silliness and get ready to be moved. You'll love it too!


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