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Drew Baylor has just been fired due to the overwhelming failure of his design for a sneaker. He receives a phone call informing him that his father has passed away, and now, he must get on a phone for Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to retrieve his father's remains. On the plane ride, Drew meets Claire, a flight attendant. Drew, with the help of Claire, submits to discovering the possibilities for his own destiny.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Somewhere in there, there's a good movie struggling to escape, but Crowe has buried it under layers of family drama clichés and scenes that go on too long or don't work.
Roger EbertFull Review Good 'Elizabethtown' is nowhere near one of Crowe's great films (like "Almost Famous"), but it is sweet and good-hearted and has some real laughs,...
USA TodayFull Review Average Sadly, Elizabethtown, written and directed by the talented Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), is not fine at all. Though it's no fiasco — there's nothing mythic about its disjointed story — it is a failure.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 298 moviegoer opinions. These are very good opinions, but they aren't great. Three-quarters of moviegoers, all ages, both male and female, really enjoyed "Elizabethtown." About half of the remaining moviegoers rated it as an average movie, which is sort of low. There were a few who actually disliked it.
I have absolutely no problem recommending "Elizabethtown" to those of you who truly enjoy this type of story. Those of you who aren't sure what to expect will likely be taking a risk, but I encourage you to go for it. You just might enjoy "Elizabethtown."
Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom), once a
rising star at a leading athletic shoe company, has just been fired due to the
overwhelming failure of his design for a sneaker and the $972 million loss his
company suffered because of the fiasco. As if that wasn't bad enough, things get
even worse: Drew receives a phone call informing him that his father has passed
away, and now, he must get on a phone for Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to retrieve
his father's remains.
On the plane ride, Drew meets Claire
(Kirsten Dunst), a flight attendant and unstoppable positive woman who changes
the course of his life. It is in Kentucky that Drew comes to learn the breadth
of his father's life and his own family roots. Drew, with the help of Claire,
submits to discovering the possibilities for his own destiny. A love letter to
the resilience of the life force.