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Little romance or comedy in this romcom
Member Name: darren55
Disadvantages: All 123 minutes
ElizabethTown is a 2005 film directed by cameron Crowe and stars Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.
Orlando fresh from his success in Lord of the Rings and the newest of the cute young things decided to push out this awful dreary rom com with Kirsten Dunst as his female lead.
Orlando plays Drew Baylor a previously successful designer whose latest trainer design bombs severly and sends his company into a financial nightmare. Drew decides to take his own life and uses his exercise machine with a knife attached to the arm as a method for killing himself, its after watching the whole of the film you wish he'd succeeded in this aim rather than take us through the next 90 minutes. Anyway he's prevented by a phone call from his sister telling him his father has died and he will have to return home with the body.
He meets Claire (Dunst) on the plane, who draws him a map of Kentucky showing him where Elizabethtown is, and her number. He gets lost, can't get home and calls her. They talk and connect etc etc and the film plunges onward.
The film then takes us on a long long journey with little or no interest through most of it. He tries to stop his fathers cremation but is left with the urn, he and Claire do the required but then agree to split.
Then we come to the denoument of the film, Drew decides to drive back and Claire writes him a map with detailed descriptions of the places he'l go through along with CD's pictures and props for some of the small towns he'll drive through. Of course at the end Claire waits for him etc etc.
To say the film is boring is an understatement, I watched the film with my wife, my sister in law and neice and we found by the end that we were talking about almost anything else rather than the film. There is little chemistry between the two leads, the concept is ridiculous with the map as a prop almost defying belief. I mean how could Claire create such a detailed map given such little time?
This is one of the poorest of all the romcoms and thats saying something, it has little romance or comedy and little to recommend it.
Summary: Really slow and boring