October 14th, 2005



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Still of Orlando Bloom in ElizabethtownStill of Orlando Bloom and Paul Schneider in ElizabethtownKirsten Dunst at event of ElizabethtownStill of Orlando Bloom and Paul Schneider in ElizabethtownStill of Jessica Biel and Orlando Bloom in ElizabethtownStill of Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom in Elizabethtown

During an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and man.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.3/10 (38,807 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Cameron Crowe

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon

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.

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 - Uncle Roy
Alice Marie Crowe - Aunt Lena
Tim Devitt - Mitch Baylor

Taglines: The Best Place To Find Yourself.


Official Website: Official site [uk] | Paramount Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 14 October 2005

Filming Locations: Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,618,711 (USA) (16 October 2005) (2517 Screens)

Gross: $26,838,389 (USA) (18 December 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Jesse's band comprises members of Kentucky's native band My Morning Jacket who are also featured on the soundtrack.

Miscellaneous: Louisville International Airport does not have commercial 747's that land and taxi to a gate, because none of the air bridges at SDF are jumbo jet ready.

Drew Baylor: You're smart, you'll just wear your shoes and *never* ask any questions. Just enjoy your footwear.

User Review

The Reviews Are So Off Base

Rating: 8/10

The movie WAS NOT a series of disjointed vignettes, NOR was it lacking plausibility, as many critics have complained. Perhaps living on one of the coasts makes you too cynical and uptight to enjoy a movie that is based on the relationships and culture of the ordinary person. This movie was like reading a good book. If you've ever had a deep thought about life, or questioned the path your life has taken, or found pleasure in the small moments found in relationships with real people, you will find something in this movie that touches a chord within yourself. I think Cameron Crowe masterfully crafted a summary of those important moments in our lives that are meaningful. It didn't require a long, drawn out explanation. How many times do we think back to a particular moment, and all we remember is the person, the relationship, and the music tied to that moment? A song can take you to a precise moment in your life. He made that connection to all of us, through the life of one fictional character. I found myself enjoying being a fly on the wall, watching the characters, relating to the events, laughing at the poignant humor, and savoring the road trip reflections at the end. This was a movie worth watching, just because it is about the truths of life. The critics missed the boat on this one.


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