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A Love Song For Bobby Long ()

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featuring John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger, Dane Rhodes

Bobby Long (John Travolta) is a washed up former literature professor with a voracious drinking habit. He lives in a rundown house in New Orleans with Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht of The Recruit), his former star pupil, also an alcoholic. Lawson is allegedly writing a novel about Bobby. Their depressive little corner of the world is disrupted when Lorraine, the beloved eccentric singer who owns their house, dies. Her teenage daughter, Pursy (Scarlett Johansson), who hasn't seen her mother in years, arrives in town too late for the funeral, and crashes at the house. Afraid of being thrown out on the street, Bobby convinces Lawson to tell Pursy that the house has been left to all three of them. Pursy, having little else to do, decides to move in, and starts cleaning up the place, making it her own. Lawson is involved with Georgianna (Deborah Kara Unger), who works at the local bar, but he quickly develops a crush on the comely Pursy. The cantankerous Bobby seems determined to drive the girl away. As Pursy settles into the diverse little community, all of Lorraine's old friends tell her how much she looks like her mother, and she begins to uncover some startling truths about her family history. A Love Song for Bobby Long is based on the novel Off Magazine Street, by Ronald Everett Capps. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Shainee Gabel, who co-directed the documentary Anthem. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

A story of love in New Orleans.

by Sivvie on Oct 22, 2009

This is a gem of a movie. Hidden under the detritus of a seedy New Orleans house is a film of great sensitivity and message. Scarlet Johansson is stunning as the solemn Pursy, forced by circumstances, into sharing her dead Mother's house with two alcoholics, a white-haired John Travolta and a ... More


Love Song for Bobby Long

by Justine63 on Jul 11, 2008

This is one of the best movies I have watched in 3 years. Wonderfully acted and John Travolta was awesome in it. All of the supporting actors were wonderful. I am glad I own this DVD. More

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