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FULL SYNOPSIS

A young man in need of a fresh start gets one under highly unexpected circumstances in this emotionally resonant comedy drama from writer and director Cameron Crowe. Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is considered the big success story in his family, having moved away from the small Kentucky town where he was born to California, where he works as a designer for Mercury, the nation's biggest athletic shoe company. But success has begun to elude Drew -- his most recent design was a resounding flop that has cost him his job, and his girlfriend, Ellen (Jessica Biel), has given him his walking papers. Drew is contemplating suicide when he gets word that his father has died, and that he's needed back home in Elizabethtown, KY, to help organize the funeral. With his mother, Hollie (Susan Sarandon), deep in denial about her husband's passing, Drew comes home to discover no one knows about his recent poor fortune, and he's greeted like a conquering hero. As Drew reconnects with his family and helps his sister, Heather (Judy Greer), look after Hollie, Drew gets a new lease on life and is reminded about what's really important to him. Helping him learn these valuable lessons is Claire Colburn (Kirsten Dunst), a pretty and optimistic flight attendant Drew meets on his flight home who has her own philosophies about positive thinking and the curative powers of travel. Elizabethtown also stars Alec Baldwin, Paul Schneider, Bruce McGill, Loudon Wainwright III, and Paula Deen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 2005

Cast

Orlando Bloom
as Drew Baylor
Kirsten Dunst
as Claire Colborn
Susan Sarandon
as Hollie Baylor
Judy Greer
as Heather Baylor
Jessica Biel
as Ellen Kishmore
Alec Baldwin
as Phil
Paul Schneider
as Jessie Baylor
Loudon Wainwright III
as Uncle Dale
Paula Deen
as Aunt Dora
Bruce McGill
as Bill Banyon
Emily Rutherfurd
as Cindy
Gailard Sartain
as Charles
Allison Munn
as Charlotte
Ted Manson
as Sad Joe

Crew

Cameron Crowe
Director
Cameron Crowe
Producer
Tom Cruise
Producer
Paula Wagner
Producer
Cameron Crowe
Screenwriter
John Toll
Cinematographer
David Moritz
Editor
Clay Griffith
Production Designer
Beat Frutiger
Art Director
Andy Fischer
Associate Producer
Donald J. Lee, Jr.
Executive Producer
Nancy Steiner
Costume Designer
Jeff Wexler
Sound/Sound Designer
Gail Levin
Casting
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