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Dear Eleanor (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 July 2016 (USA)
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Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.


Kevin Connolly





Cast overview, first billed only:
Liana Liberato ... Ellie
Isabelle Fuhrman ... Max
Josh Lucas ... Frank Morris
Luke Wilson ... Bob Potter
Joel Courtney ... Billy
Jessica Alba ... Aunt Daisy
Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Bud
Claire van der Boom ... Caroline Potter
Murray Wyatt Rundus ... Robert (as Murray Rundus)
Reid Casson Reid Casson ... Jack
Liam Applegate Liam Applegate ... Henry
Madelyn Grace Applegate Madelyn Grace Applegate ... Annabell
Tedd Taskey ... FT Collins Cop
Ione Skye ... Charlotte
Paul Johansson ... Hugh


Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.

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2 girls. 3,000 miles. They're on the road to adventure. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and smoking | See all certifications »

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Liana Liberato and Patrick Schwarzenegger appeared in Stuck in Love. (2012). See more »


After they arrive in Colorado, Max talks about her Aunt Daisy living in Las Vegas, Nevada and Ellie corrects her that it's actually Las Vegas, New Mexico. Since they drove through Zion National Park, they must have gone through Las Vegas, Nevada first. That would have been the time for Max to be confused. Not one or two days and 700+ miles later. See more »


References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Mostly an entertaining 90 minutes of road trip movie.
21 March 2020 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I came across this movie while looking for Jessica Alba movies I had not watched yet. She has a good role here as the entertainer aunt of one of the teenage girls. My wife and I watched it on DVD from our public library.

Set in 1962 with the Cuban Missile Crisis looming, California teenager Ellie loses her mother to a car wreck right before mom was to deliver an address directed at Eleanor Roosevelt. As teenagers might Ellie and her friend Max (a girl) decide to skip out and take an unlikely road trip to New York to look up Roosevelt and deliver mom's speech.

Except for Max who is overly annoying all the characters are good, in different ways. Mostly it is an entertaining road trip, with dad trying to hunt down the delinquent girls and what happens once they actually arrive in New York.

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Release Date:

5 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Eleanor See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Nine Nights See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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