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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

14A | | Drama | 21 January 2005 (USA)
A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

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A young woman, Pursy (played by Scarlett Johansson), learns that her estranged mother has died in New Orleans. She returns to her mother's house to discover that it is inhabited by two men, one an aging alcoholic, Bobby Long (John Travolta). Written by grantss

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The heart is a lonely hunter.

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$28,243 (USA) (31 December 2004)

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$159,171 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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Writer/director Shainee Gabel adapted the screenplay from the previously unpublished novel "Off Magazine Street" by Ronald Everett Capps. Capps' son, Grayson Capps, appears in the film and contributed six songs to its soundtrack. See more »

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Upon first meeting Pursy, Bobby is lying in bed and Lawson is seated next to him preparing Bobby's drink. While Lawson prepares his own drink, Pursy and Bobby exchange dialog. During this dialog Lawson fills his glass twice without drinking from it. See more »

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Bobby Long: Happiness makes up in height, what it lacks in length.
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Rising Son
Performed by Big Bill Morganfield
Written by Big Bill Morganfield (as William Morganfield)
Courtesy of Blind Pig Records
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Worth Your Time
31 January 2005 | by (SF Bay Area) – See all my reviews

Reviews for "A Love Song for Bobby Long" are falling in the range from terrible to fantastic. My vote is closer to the fantastic end. The movie gets off to a slow start, but starts to work about a quarter into the film. The story unfolds at a slow pace; fitting for its locale. The character development for the three main characters (Travolta, Johansson and Macht) is well-woven into the story. Each character is flawed and through a series of events overcomes their problem. That to me is interesting movie-making. No storyline or subplot was left hanging at the end. Maybe I was tired, but I didn't see the end of the movie coming in the first five minutes as one comment stated. This movie is worth your time.


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