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At Theaters: 10/14/2005 On Video: 2/7/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 18 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 459921
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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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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Drama Comedy Romantic - This is a comedy-drama with romance, humor, and family themes. Fans of Kirsten Dunst may be a little disappointed with her fairly limited screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Orlando Bloom KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, TROY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Kirsten Dunst WIMBLEDON, SPIDER- MAN 2
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 3 S-words, 1 GD, very few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Mild verbal sex humor.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic banter; mild verbal sex humor; cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full 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 Ebert Full 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 Today Full 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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Based on an Exit Polling of 298 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
13
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
44
Very High
86%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
37
High
89%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
77
Very High
90%
30+Adults (M)
44
High
89%
30+Adults (F)
83
High
88%
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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.

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