Elizabethtown (2005, USA) C-123m. *** D: Cameron Crowe. Starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Judy Greer, Jessica Biel, Paul Schneider. When shoe designer Bloom causes his company to lose a billion dollars he's ready to commit suicide. Then he receives news of his father's death and must travel to Kentucky to arrange his funeral. On his way he meets flight attendant Dunst, who may give his life a new meaning. Philosophical, satirical, touching drama laced with wonderful music and pitch-perfect performances. Dunst's character is too good to be true, though. Written by director Crowe. Photographed by John Toll.

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