A Love Song for Bobby Long

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
DVD: April 19, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 4.74
based on 109 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger, Dane Rhodes


Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will (Scarlett Johansson) returns to New Orleans for the first time in years, ready to reclaim her childhood home. Expecting to find her late mother's house abandoned, Pursy is shocked to discover that it is inhabited by two of her mother's friends: Bobby Long (John Travolta), a former literature professor, and his young protégé, Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht).

These broken men, whose lives took a wrong turn years before, have been firmly rooted in the dilapidated house for years, encouraged only by Lawson's faltering ambitions to write a novel about Bobby Long's life. Having no intention of leaving, Pursy, Bobby Long and Lawson are all forced to live together.

Yet as time passes, their tenuous, makeshift arrangement unearths a series of buried personal secrets that challenges their bonds, and reveals just how inextricably their lives are intertwined...

Director: Shainee Gabel
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): David Lancaster, R. Paul Miller, Bob Yari
Screenplay: Shainee Gabel
Official Site: www.alovesongforbobbylongmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Simply one of my Favorite films. I don't understand why this film wasn't bigger."