INFP: The Dreamer
- INFPs are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of…
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Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his family's small Kentucky hometown after his father dies. Along the way, he meets a flight attendant with whom he falls in love.
Berken's 30 Countries Challenge,film #2-USA
There are film-makers that know how to use music in their films and then there is Cameron Crowe. I'm a little biased as for me Crowe can do no wrong. He may well be a director/screenwriter/producer but his obvious love is music. Maybe being married to a former rocker herself in the shape of Nancy Wilson helped him in his brilliant song choices for movies that have touched so many,who knows? Now divorced,his next move will tell us just how much.
Elizabethtown has been a polarising film for many. Adam Cook a writer I respect enormously doesn't have much time for this film and makes a good argument as to it's faults. I fully understand…
I'll always love this film. Derided by many, it still resonates with me as I too lost my father just like Orlando's character and it was only after his death I realized how much time we wasted and the excuses we gave for not spending enough time together. I'm not claiming to be anything like Orlando Bloom and movies don't normally reflect my own life or state of mind, but this one was like looking in a mirror. Crowe may know how to add sentimentality by the bucket-load and sometimes he overdoes it, but with this story of that shard of light in the darkness of grief, this makes me cry like a lost child every time.
Films are meant to engage you and get an emotional response. Whether that's to instill fear from a horror film, tears from a drama, laughs from a comedy, or elation from an action film, it takes skill to conjure up something magical to make a connection with the viewer. When a film manages to tap into something personal within someone like Elizabethtown did with me, it earns a special place in your heart. This film resonates so deeply with me because of the subject matter (this film always makes me think of the time my father and I wasted prior to his death) and the complicated relationship I have with the rest of my family. My wife saved me, gave…
FILM#64-DECEMBER CHALLENGE 2
I cannot better my previous review of "Elizabethtown", it said everything I felt about it and still do.
Holidays can be a hard time for me. Apart from my wife and her mum and dad I have no real family as such. I lost my father when I was in my teens and my mother closed herself off from showing affection to my brother and I. It's a relationship that simply cannot be mended, just like my heart she broke in the process. My wife never gets involved but shares my pain. I see movies like these as an escape. The optimism, the hope, the wonderful music that stirs my emotions every time, the tears that flow almost constantly throughout this, it all makes me wish for a family that cared, even worried about me just a little. The self pity is over. This movie just makes me feel better and a good cry never hurt anyone.
My Morning Jacket absolutely blasting Freebird underneath sprinklers, at a strange kind of wake, whilst our beautiful soaked leads share a lusting love-filled glance at one another. It is such a movie moment, something that would never happen in real-life, but it fills my heart with such joy. Elizabethtown is loaded with these kind of moments for me.
In classic Crowe fashion, Elizabethtown is set to the roadtrip, mixtape music, the kind of easy-listening that you wish more movies would embrace and be set to. Each joyful moment is accompanied by a top-tapping song that you probably wouldn't love in other setting, but for that exact scene it is nothing sort of perfection. I guess Elizabethtown to me is what…
I'm one of four humans that love this film and have been constantly attacked for it. The other three are in the witness protection program for safety purposes.
What is now easily identifiable as the springboard into Cameron Crowe's latter-day unchecked sentimentality, very little happens nor is much of anything communicated in his odd, or unsuccessfully quirky, romance about the loss of a parent. However dedicated Bloom may be time and again, here he is his usual somnambulant self with an added tint of skittish awareness anytime he's forced to speak. Dunst is indeed charming, but even she seems to tread water under relentlessly mawkish dialogue. Crowe is a proven peddler of the valuable romcom, making it all the more disappointing that his regression can be traced back to this presage now ten years past.
I almost gave up on this. It was killing my brain. Until half way through Susan Sarandon shows up doing stand up comedy and tap dancing at the funeral! Brilliant! And then there was the interactive road map, such map I want to travel with around places!! For the rest.... pointless and boooooooring. Orlando Bloom, still not worthy of my time!
Why do I like this movie?
I thought this couldn't actually be as bad as l remembered.
I need to trust my memory more.
The question that will haunt us all...
...Did I miss 60B?
Paula Deen in this
I absolutely adore this movie.
I can see the mixed response but to me this is a lovely film with great music. Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown is nice little film.
INFP: The Dreamer