6.4/10
60,518
497 user 190 critic

Elizabethtown (2005)

During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
4,008 ( 125)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

What if a computer disc held a code so powerful that it could change the world forever? While translating the Dead Sea Scrolls, a professor discovers a hidden formula that not only unlocks ... See full summary »

Director: Hank Whetstone
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Maria Conchita Alonso, David Warner
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  

Securely within the grasp of a midlife crisis and disillusioned with the legal profession, a once proud attorney goes through the motions of yet another tedious deposition; but when ... See full summary »

Director: Carrie Drazek
Stars: Kristin Wollett, Ricky Wayne, Jim Fitzpatrick
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.

Director: Jim Fitzpatrick
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Corbin Timbrook
Blood Ranch (Video 2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four college students and an Iraq War vet, lost on a desert highway, encounter a terrified young woman with a black van on her trail. They survive the ensuing chase but their car doesn't, ... See full summary »

Director: Corbin Timbrook
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Dayton Knoll, Scott L. Schwartz
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The anti-terrorist Delta Force is called into action once again in this thriller, concerning a crazed genius who threatens to unleash a biological weapon with the power to kill everyone in New York City.

Director: Mark Roper
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Bryan Genesse, Greg Collins
U.S. Seals (Video 2000)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as ... See full summary »

Director: Yossi Wein
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Greg Collins, Ty Miller
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

DIVORCE TEXAS STYLE is about four men, four women and a Texas legend that says: if somebody wants a divorce in Texas, someone has to die. With two detectives hot on their trail, the four ... See full summary »

Director: Corbin Timbrook
Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Melody Moss, Marshall R. Teague
Supernatural (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Neurophysicist Calvin Gordon can assimilate anyone's DNA and relive a moment of their life, using the genetic memory of learned and experienced memories locked in the DNA, making people resemble their parents and grandparents.

Director: Jim Fitzpatrick
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Quinn K. Redeker
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 2008, 12 Disciples of Satan are released upon the earth, to do battle with 12 Disciples of direct descendants of the Apostles.

Director: Corbin Timbrook
Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, David Gail
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett
Stars: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Erich Anderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sam Shepard's coming of age drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.

Director: J. Michael McClary
Stars: James Woods, Kathy Bates, Randy Quaid
Divorce Texas Style (Video 2014)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Divorce: Your decision today, may make or break your tomorrow.

Stars: Jesse Adams, Ruth Aguilar, Daniel Baldwin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Uncle Dale (as Loudon Wainwright)
...
...
...
Dan Biggers ...
Alice Marie Crowe ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Best Place To Find Yourself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elizabettauna  »

Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,618,711 (USA) (14 October 2005)

Gross:

$26,838,389 (USA) (16 December 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the original script, Ben is Claire's brother. She uses him as a way to deflect unwanted advances. See more »

Goofs

When Drew is looking at his dad in the casket you can see his "dead" dad quite clearly crack a smile. However, based on the context of the story, this clearly was an attempt by the filmmakers to show Drew daydreaming and/or hallucinating when faced with the emotion of seeing his dead father. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dock Worker: [receiving returning good] Welcome back, boys.
Drew Baylor: As somebody once said, there's a difference between a failure and a fiasco. A failure is simply the non-present of success. Any fool can accomplish failure. But a fiasco, a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. A fiasco is a folktale told to others, that makes other people feel more... alive. Because it didn't happen to them.
See more »

Crazy Credits

This film opens with the 1954 "VistaVision" Paramount Pictures logo - instead of the new 'live-action' one. This logo was used at the head of all Paramount films released from the mid-1950s through to 1986. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Was a Crossmaker
(1971)
Written by Judee Sill
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I have never seen a film that made me cry after I left the theater, until now.
22 October 2005 | by (Sapulpa,OK, USA) – See all my reviews

Cameron Crowe has managed to capture life in a single film. I've never seen a Cameron Crowe film before, so I didn't know he was capable of that. Basic storyline, Drew Baylor has to go to Elizabethtown, Kentucky from his home in Oregon to plan the funeral of his father and meets an interesting young woman, Claire, who helps him feel like he can live again. You see, I have a Southern family, and when I say Southern, I mean deep fried, as in Tennessee and Mississippi. I saw in this film a true Southern family with all of its dysfunctions and with all of its love. Southerners do have a distaste for outsiders, a love of food, and a strange fascination with death, but once they know you, they will take you to their bosom. And Crowe manages to portray Southerners without making fun of them, which is not something a lot of people manage. He juxtaposes a wedding with a funeral and both are big affairs in the south as they should be in life. The last part of the film is a road trip mapped out by Claire (Kirsten Dunst) that Drew (Orlando Bloom) takes with the ashes of his father. He sees the place where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. And he visits the memorial of the Oklahoma City bombing. I'm going to stop here and say that I am a native born Oklahoman, and I was in the third grade on April 19, 1995. It was nice to know that somebody who is not from Oklahoma remembered, respected, and honored the victims and the survivors of the tragedy in such a way. Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst both give wonderful performances (probably the best of both of their careers) in this film. Dunst is perfect at being sweet, Southern, and mischievous. Bloom is great when he's having his heart-to-heart with his father (who is in an urn) and he's laughing and crying at the same time. This happens in real life a lot, but you rarely see it in movies because so few actors can get to that place emotionally and sell it on screen. Overall, it's a beautiful film. I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love.


135 of 218 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page