- 2 hr 3 min
The film Elizabethtown is a comedy/drama written and directed by Cameron Crowe. The movie was released in 2005, is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 3 minutes. The movie starts with Drew Baylor, played by Orlando Bloom, having an incredible streak of bad luck. First Drew designs a new, highly promoted shoe that flops, costing his company hundreds of millions of dollars, and they fire him. Shortly thereafter Drew's girlfriend, Ellen, played by Jessica Biel, dumps him. Drew returns to his apartment and is in the process of attempting suicide using a stationary bike, a knife and duct tape, when his sister calls. Drew's father has died, and he must return home to Elizabethtown, Kentucky for the services. Once aboard the plane home, the flight attendant, named Claire and played by Kirsten Dunst, upgrades Drew's seat to first class. Throughout the flight Claire talks to Drew, eventually writing down her phone number for him. In Elizabethtown, he is greeted by some family members as the "California Boy" though he only lived there a short time before moving to Oregon. Eventually Drew begins to realize that he has a large family in Kentucky that actually cares about him. The hotel he is staying in is chaos due to a wedding party there, and Drew heads to his room to call home. Getting no answer anywhere he calls, he remembers that he has Claire's number and decides to call her. As Claire answers, everyone else he called begins returning his call; putting Claire on hold he listens to his sister complain about their mom, and Ellen removes any doubts he has about their break up being serious. Drew ends up talking to Claire through the night and meeting her briefly before she has to leave on her next flight. As Drew works through the arrangements for his father and deals with family, Claire works her way deeper into his heart.