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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
Writer/director Shainee Gabel adapted the screenplay from the previously unpublished novel "Off Magazine Street" by Ronald Everett Capps.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 »
Geraldine asks if Lorraine finally kicked them out. Through the smoke from Bobby's cigarette we see Lawson light his cigarette. After Bobby says God wouldn't let that happen Lawson lights the cigarette again. See more »
If you've ever lived in New Orleans you'll enjoy the settings, the director captures the atmosphere nicely, and the script is intelligent and sparkles with flashes of brilliant writing. Travolta shows his chops here, as does Scarlett, some of her best work yet, her style fits the character well, and that is not something one can count on from her. Not to give away the details, for this movie is best when it catches you by surprise, I really had a nice evening with these folks. Though sometimes repulsive, sometimes too long, it will win you over in the end because it makes you care about them. That being said it was a bit far fetched to think a beauty like Scarlett would ever be stuck in such a fix, or Travolta and his buddy either, but they pull it off with terrific performances. Love to see more from this director, she impresses in a big way, and has the potential to be one of the best ever. Treat yourself to this one when the crickets are singing in the summer fields, and if you visit New Orleans first, you'll enjoy it twice as much.
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