History Film / Elizabethtown

27th Jun '17 11:32:36 PM Mdumas43073
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But before he can off himself (though not before he's given away all his possessions on the street corner), he gets a call from his sister (Judy Greer). His father has died while visiting his own parents in Kentucky. Both Drew's mom (Creator/SusanSarandon) and his sister are far too emotional to deal with the situation. They call on him to arrange the funeral and cremation. So Drew's plans for suicide are put on hold as he flies off to Kentucky to meet with his family.

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But before he can off himself (though not before he's given away all his possessions on the street corner), he gets a call from his sister (Judy Greer). His (Creator/JudyGreer), informing him that their father has died while visiting his own parents in Kentucky. Both Drew's mom (Creator/SusanSarandon) and his sister are far too emotional to deal with the situation. They call on him to arrange the funeral and cremation. So Drew's plans for suicide are put on hold as he flies off to Kentucky to meet with his family.
27th Jun '17 11:30:45 PM Mdumas43073
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Drew Baylor (Bloom) is on top of the world. He just designed a shoe for a Nike {{Expy}}. It's expected to be a huge hit. His family is proud of him. He has a beautiful girlfriend (Jessica Biel). Obviously, it doesn't last. In fact, the audience doesn't even get to see any of his success, because the film opens with Drew's firing. His shoe bombed. It's being recalled, and the company is losing millions of dollars. [[RunningGag So many millions that you could round it off to a]] ''[[RunningGag Billion]]''. His girlfriend dumps him. His career is flushed down the toilet. What's left? [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide, of course!]]

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Drew Baylor (Bloom) is on top of the world. He just designed a shoe for a Nike {{Expy}}. It's expected to be a huge hit. His family is proud of him. He has a beautiful girlfriend (Jessica Biel).(Creator/JessicaBiel). Obviously, it doesn't last. In fact, the audience doesn't even get to see any of his success, because the film opens with Drew's firing. His shoe bombed. It's being recalled, and the company is losing millions of dollars. [[RunningGag So many millions that you could round it off to a]] ''[[RunningGag Billion]]''. His girlfriend dumps him. His career is flushed down the toilet. What's left? [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide, of course!]]
27th Jun '17 11:30:06 PM Mdumas43073
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Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is on top of the world. He just designed a shoe for a Nike {{Expy}}. It's expected to be a huge hit. His family is proud of him. He has a beautiful girlfriend (played by Jessica Biel). Obviously, it doesn't last. In fact, the audience doesn't even get to see any of his success, because the film opens with Drew's firing. His shoe bombed. It's being recalled, and the company is losing millions of dollars. [[RunningGag So many millions that you could round it off to a]] ''[[RunningGag Billion]]''. His girlfriend dumps him. His career is flushed down the toilet. What's left? [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide, of course!]]

But before he can off himself (though not before he's given away all his possessions on the street corner), he gets a call from his sister (Judy Greer). His father has died while visiting his own parents in Kentucky. Both Drew's mom (Susan Sarandon) and his sister are far too emotional to deal with the situation. They call on him to arrange the funeral and cremation. So Drew's plans for suicide are put on hold as he flies off to Kentucky to meet with his family.

On the plane, Drew meets a quirky stewardess named Claire (Kirsten Dunst). Though he doesn't tell her his problems, she senses something is amiss and strikes up a conversation with him. They talk briefly on the plane, and she leaves him with her phone number. Drew thinks nothing of it until he actually gets to Elizabethtown, KY and has to deal with his family and his father's remains. In emotional turmoil, he reaches out to Claire and the two strike up a connection.

The movie is supposedly based on director Cameron Crowe's own life. It stars Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst as the two romantic leads, with notable appearances by Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, and Jessica Biel. It also, rather oddly, features Creator/FoodNetwork TV chef Paula Deen as Orlando Bloom's character's aunt.

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Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) (Bloom) is on top of the world. He just designed a shoe for a Nike {{Expy}}. It's expected to be a huge hit. His family is proud of him. He has a beautiful girlfriend (played by Jessica (Jessica Biel). Obviously, it doesn't last. In fact, the audience doesn't even get to see any of his success, because the film opens with Drew's firing. His shoe bombed. It's being recalled, and the company is losing millions of dollars. [[RunningGag So many millions that you could round it off to a]] ''[[RunningGag Billion]]''. His girlfriend dumps him. His career is flushed down the toilet. What's left? [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide, of course!]]

But before he can off himself (though not before he's given away all his possessions on the street corner), he gets a call from his sister (Judy Greer). His father has died while visiting his own parents in Kentucky. Both Drew's mom (Susan Sarandon) (Creator/SusanSarandon) and his sister are far too emotional to deal with the situation. They call on him to arrange the funeral and cremation. So Drew's plans for suicide are put on hold as he flies off to Kentucky to meet with his family.

On the plane, Drew meets a quirky stewardess named Claire (Kirsten Dunst).(Dunst). Though he doesn't tell her his problems, she senses something is amiss and strikes up a conversation with him. They talk briefly on the plane, and she leaves him with her phone number. Drew thinks nothing of it until he actually gets to Elizabethtown, KY and has to deal with his family and his father's remains. In emotional turmoil, he reaches out to Claire and the two strike up a connection.

The movie is supposedly based on director Cameron Crowe's own life. It stars Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst as the two romantic leads, with notable appearances by Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, and Jessica Biel. It also, rather oddly, features Creator/FoodNetwork TV chef Paula Deen as Orlando Bloom's character's aunt.
26th Mar '17 2:58:06 PM nombretomado
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** As it happened, this movie bombed at the box office, and was the [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/my-year-of-flops-case-file-1-elizabethtown-the-bat,15577/ very first film examined]] in Nathan Rabin's ongoing series of columns for ''TheOnion'' A.V. Club, "My Year of Flops". It also helped Rabin define his rating system for the films: Secret Success, Failure, and Fiasco, with ''Elizabethtown'' being the first to fall in the latter category.

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** As it happened, this movie bombed at the box office, and was the [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/my-year-of-flops-case-file-1-elizabethtown-the-bat,15577/ very first film examined]] in Nathan Rabin's ongoing series of columns for ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' A.V. Club, "My Year of Flops". It also helped Rabin define his rating system for the films: Secret Success, Failure, and Fiasco, with ''Elizabethtown'' being the first to fall in the latter category.
4th Jul '16 2:18:05 PM KYCubbie
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* TruthInTelevision: Despite some comments by people to the contrary, Claire's pronunciation of "Louisville" is accurate. It is commonly pronounced "Loo-uh-vuhl".

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* TruthInTelevision: Despite some comments by people to the contrary, Claire's pronunciation of "Louisville" is accurate. It is most commonly pronounced "Loo-uh-vuhl".
29th Jun '16 3:43:37 PM RaustBD
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Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is on top of the world. He just designed a shoe for a Nike {{Expy}}. It's expected to be a huge hit. His family is proud of him. He has a beautiful girlfriend (played by Jessica Biel). Obviously, it doesn't last. In fact, the audience doesn't even get to see any of his success, because the film opens with Drew's firing. His shoe bombed. It's being recalled, and the company is losing billions of dollars. Not millions. ''Billions''. His girlfriend dumps him. His career is flushed down the toilet. What's left? [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide, of course!]]

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Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is on top of the world. He just designed a shoe for a Nike {{Expy}}. It's expected to be a huge hit. His family is proud of him. He has a beautiful girlfriend (played by Jessica Biel). Obviously, it doesn't last. In fact, the audience doesn't even get to see any of his success, because the film opens with Drew's firing. His shoe bombed. It's being recalled, and the company is losing billions millions of dollars. Not millions. ''Billions''.[[RunningGag So many millions that you could round it off to a]] ''[[RunningGag Billion]]''. His girlfriend dumps him. His career is flushed down the toilet. What's left? [[DrivenToSuicide Suicide, of course!]]
9th May '16 6:04:28 PM AzureSeas
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* TruthInTelevision: Despite some comments by people to the contrary, Claire's pronunciation of "Louisville" is accurate. It is, in fact, pronounced "Loo-uh-vuhl", and anything else (especially "Loo-ee-vill") will get you labeled as a tourist or an outsider faster than anything else.
** Nope... "Loo-uh-vuhl" may be the most common local pronunciation, but "Loo-ee-vill" won't get you marked as a tourist or outsider. This troper is from Louisville, uses that pronunciation, and no one cares. What really marks you as an outsider is saying it with an "S" sound. The local tourism authority sells a T-shirt displaying four different pronunciations, all in common use and none using an "S" sound.

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* TruthInTelevision: Despite some comments by people to the contrary, Claire's pronunciation of "Louisville" is accurate. It is, in fact, is commonly pronounced "Loo-uh-vuhl", and anything else (especially "Loo-ee-vill") will get you labeled as a tourist or an outsider faster than anything else.
** Nope... "Loo-uh-vuhl" may be the most common local pronunciation, but "Loo-ee-vill" won't get you marked as a tourist or outsider. This troper is from Louisville, uses that pronunciation, and no one cares. What really marks you as an outsider is saying it with an "S" sound. The local tourism authority sells a T-shirt displaying four different pronunciations, all in common use and none using an "S" sound.
"Loo-uh-vuhl".
9th May '16 4:42:41 PM KYCubbie
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** Nope... "Loo-uh-vuhl" may be the most common local pronunciation, but "Loo-ee-vill" won't get you marked as a tourist or outsider. This troper is from Louisville, uses that pronunciation, and no one cares. What really marks you as an outsider is saying it with an "S" sound. The local tourism authority sells a T-shirt displaying four different pronunciations, all in common use and none using an "S" sound.
18th Sep '15 7:31:31 PM Berrenta
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* RoadMovie: The latter part of the movie develops into this.

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* RoadMovie: RoadTripPlot: The latter part of the movie develops into this.
14th Jun '15 6:01:00 AM eroock
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''Elizabethtown'' is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy written and directed by Creator/CameronCrowe, starring Creator/OrlandoBloom and Creator/KirstenDunst.


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