Published May 13, 2022


Film info

  • Title Elizabethtown
  • Director Cameron Crowe
  • Year 2005
  • Run time 2hrs 3m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Tagline The best place to find yourself

After his designs cause an Oregan shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars, Drew Baylor is first fired and then dumped by his girlfriend. While attempting to commit suicide, Drew receives word that his father has died and that it has fallen on Drew to make sure his dying wishes are fulfilled. On his way home to Elizabethtown, Drew meets a flight attendant, with whom he begins a romance and in turn rediscovers the joys of life.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:57 How big a corridor is it that you need to have a buggy to get along it?
6:50 $972 million. Because of a shoe!
13:16 That is a really bad day.
18:55 “Sort of wait and see. But then I waited, and I saw.”
23:10 “This woman is intense.”
29:08 Condolences can be outgoing as well as incoming, surely.
36:54 It’s just so many people.
39:54 I really need more info on the Reggae Tribute to Tom Petty.
48:08 “Everybody is less mysterious than they think they are.”
58:16 The car tried to eat Susan!
1:12:08 I can’t believe this is another film where no one sleeps.
1:14:28 I quite like the idea of a wedding that is just an excuse to get drunk for three days.
1:25:23 I wasn’t expecting self-help motivation from Clare!
1:34:13 Susan Sarandon rocks up and steals the whole film.
1:41:53 LOVE that her flight attendant skills kicked in.
1:56:39 I really love that she mapped the way home in case he didn’t choose her.


Mm, what a brilliant film. This has such bad reviews but it’s so wonderful! It’s quirky but in the best way - Orlando saying I’m fine constantly even though no one asks is a brilliant way to kick things off. It’s emotional and heartwarming and has some real showstopping moments: the map, Susan’s five minutes of stand-up, stealing beer from a bridegroom… lots of highlights. Alongside that, it has a brilliant Dawson’s Creek style soundtrack, particularly to accompany the mini road trip at the end. Loved it.

Rating: 5 / 5

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