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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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Deleted Scenes From the 2004 film "A Love Song for Bobby Long."

Stars: Scarlett Johansson
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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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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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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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Trivia

The production ran into budgetary problems halfway through. Several background extras were brought to a New Orleans location, fitted for costumes, fed dinner, and then sent home without pay because their scene had been cut. Some New Orleans retailers complained that thousands of dollars worth of clothes were returned unused because the scenes they were bought for were never filmed. See more »

Goofs

When first meeting Pursy in his garden, Cecil snips a piece of purselane and offers it to her with his right hand. In the next shot she takes the purselane from Cecil's left hand. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Long: Someone should have told those Creole people we got something called winter in Louisiana
Pursy Will: Well, y'all might've improved on their oversight with this cool new invention called HEAT.
Bobby Long: Pursy, where'd you put the vodka?
Pursy Will: You told me to hide it.
Bobby Long: I did. But where did you hide it?
Pursy Will: I'm not supposed to tell you, remember?
Bobby Long: Goddamn, you don't do anything else I tell you to do. Now where is it?
Pursy Will: Lawson! Bobby's trying to get me to tell him where the vodka is again.
[Lawson enters]
Lawson Pines: Pursy, it is Christmas.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Early Every Morning
Performed by Magic Slim and the Teardrops (as Magic Slim & The Teardrops)
Written by Magic Slim (as Morris Holt)
Courtesy of Rooster Blues Records
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Worthy of the love song
16 August 2005 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This is a movie about two alcoholics. One middle-aged and the other on his way to that age. It's difficult to say which company they prefer, the bottle or each other.

Than the young girl arrives and shakes their world. You've seen that theme many times in movie history, but this is for once done in a very intelligent way. Gabriel Macht is very good and Scarlett Johansson, the greatest talent of her young generation, too. But Travolta is probably doing the part of his life so far. Travolta is now a character actor, if anyone is.

American movies don't always tell about these kind of losers in such a sympathetic way. But this one does. The end is sentimental, but never mind. The ride towards that is really worth seeing.


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