A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
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Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will 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, a former literature professor, and his young protege, Lawson Pines. 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. … More
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Critic Reviews for A Love Song for Bobby Long
Traffics in nearly every trite cliche of the 'colorful' South one can think of.
First-time director Shainee Gabel generally does a good job of moving things along, though the story feels disjointed at times.
The movie can't save itself from stewing in some awfully familiar juices.
Audience Reviews for A Love Song for Bobby Long
"It has its moments."
Exactly my opinion about the movie. When I came to leave my rating, I saw it already being rated as "NOT INTERESTED". Time!!! But having seen it now, it's neither awfully boring (give or take a few moments) nor the least interesting.All the same, relatively better than a few I recently sat through. Check it out if you're running out of options.
One of John Travolta's best performances ever. He's smart, funny, brilliant, incredible and unforgettable. An Oscar caliber performance. He has never delivered a better performance than he has here. Scarlett Johansson is sensational. Gabriel Macht is terrific. The entire cast works with such energy and dedication. An outstanding movie. Riveting, enjoyable, proficient and wonderfully entertaining. This is such an marvelous film. A beautiful piece of film that never misses a note. A masterpiece plain and simple. Simply magnificent and unforgettable. It's moving, intelligent and well-crafted.
Brilliant. John Travolta is so utterly lovable in this. The whole plot of the movie is fantastic and all of the actors perform amazingly. One of my favorites, for sure.
A Love Song for Bobby Long Quotes
|Lawson Pines:||You know, I knew your mother pretty well.|
|Pursy Will:||How well?|
|Lawson Pines:||She was hard to understand. But she kept the door to her heart open.|
|Pursy Will:||Well, the way I've heard it was more of a revolvin' door, now, wasn't it?|
|Lawson Pines:||You know that you eat like shit?|
|Pursy Will:||You drink too much?|
|Georgianna:||So now what? Lorraine finally kick ya'll out?|
|Bobby Long:||No... she never would. Besides, God wouldn't let that happen.|
|Lawson Pines:||Really? And why not?|
|Bobby Long:||Because God knows me and I know God.|
|Lee:||Look, I'm sorry. Why don't you just cook me some dinner and I'll go rent us some porno?|
|Pursy Will:||I have to go to a funeral, Lee. Unless I miss it because you forgot to tell me that my mother is dead!|
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