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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

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

Director:

Shainee Gabel

Writers:

Ronald Everett Capps (novel), Shainee Gabel (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Bobby Long
Scarlett Johansson ... Pursy Will
Gabriel Macht ... Lawson Pines
Deborah Kara Unger ... Georgianna
Dane Rhodes ... Cecil
David Jensen ... Junior
Clayne Crawford ... Lee
Sonny Shroyer ... Earl
Carol Sutton ... Ruthie
Walter Breaux Walter Breaux ... Ray
Warren Kole ... Sean (as Warren Blosjo)
Bernard Johnson Bernard Johnson ... Tiny
Gina 'Ginger' Bernal Gina 'Ginger' Bernal ... Waitress
Douglas M. Griffin ... Man #1 (as Douglas Griffin)
Earl Maddox Earl Maddox ... Man #2
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The heart is a lonely hunter.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Writer/director Shainee Gabel adapted the screenplay from the previously unpublished novel "Off Magazine Street" by Ronald Everett Capps. Capps' son, Grayson Capps, appears in the film and contributed six songs to its soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

As Pursy leaves Lee and is exiting the trailer, she is wearing cut-off shorts. The next shot is an exterior of her leaving the trailer. She is now wearing long jeans. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Long: Now just exactly who is Plato and who is Socrates in this equation? Cause fuck, I'll just stay out.
Lawson Pines: You are Socrates, of course. You are the teacher.
Bobby Long: Goddamn right I am.
Pursy Will: I wish you'd all just shut up. Cause if it's gonna be like this, I ain't learning nothing.
Bobby Long: Girl, your English is fucking atrocious!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Charlie Love and the Country Girl
Performed by Stavin' Chain
Written by John Lawrence
Courtesy of Ruf Records
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Sticks in your mind.
19 November 2005 | by ReesaTreeSee all my reviews

There haven't been a lot of movies out lately that have really stuck in my mind as excellent, and really, this one has. It captures Louisiana lifestyles, something that may be changing now forever, while portraying human emotions on a real and raw level. The filming is excellent, the score is excellent, and the story, or in someways stories, that are unfolding as the movie progresses, are naturally, excellent. I don't normally like John Travolta, but this I honestly believe is his best role to date. He is a real person, not singing or playing that slightly off-his-rocker villain character. He's a person, and he becomes more real than I am used to seeing him. This movie was fantastic. This one is well worth finding, renting or buying, and watching more than once. It leaves you smiling with tears. GOOD MOVIE!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Love Song for Bobby Long See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,243, 2 January 2005

Gross USA:

$164,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,039,526
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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