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Cameron Crowe

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About the Movie

After his designs causes an Oregon 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 recieves word that his father has died and that it has fallen on Drew to make sure his dying wishes are fulfilled. On the way home to Elizabethtown, Drew meets a flight attendant (Dunst), with whom he begins a romance and in turn rediscovers the joys of life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 175
  • Fresh: 50
  • Rotten: 125
  • Average Rating: 4.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: Elizabethtown never quite feels like itself, whatever that self might be; it's as if another, subtly but significantly different movie were desperately trying to break through its skin. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Elizabethtown [is] a tone-deaf, miscast and interminable romantic comedy from the usually beguiling Cameron Crowe. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Mar 13, 2018

Rotten: So curious, and such a disappointment. – Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Film Put To Music!

This film could almost be a silent film. The soundtrack is awesome and it tells most of the story. This is my second favorite Crowe film right behind "Say Anything". This movie is worth your time to watch. Both of the soundtracks are also worth your money.

a worthy addition to the cameron crowe body of work...

to be honest, before you go reading this, i love cameron crowe's movies. jerry maguire. almost famous. singles. even vanilla sky. this fits nicely in the lexicon of his work. it has themes that are common in his films, like redemption and eccentricity, searching for self and finding love, and they are handled as well here as they are in any movie i can remember. crowe has a visual language, as well as a musical one, and this movie uses both perfectly. if you're looking for a movie to reaffirm your faith in yourself, or just the crazy people that surround you, this movie is for you. it's a beautiful story. try it. you'll find something in it to love, too. **p.s. the soundtrack is an amazing accompaniment. you'll want it after seeing the movie.


weird and boring i love orlando and kirsten but not this movie