I finally watched "Elizabethtown" and was pretty disappointed. It was very disjointed --like he couldn't decide which story he story he wanted to tell. That's two Cameron Crowe movies in a row that kinda sucked. It's not like it was awful, just wasn't as good as I expected. After the near perfection of "Jerry MacGuire" and "Almost Famous" I've come to expect great things. Of course the music was fantabulous. My favorite part was this quote:
I teach my kids about the things that really matter. I will teach them about Abraham Lincoln and Ronnie Van Zant, because they are equally important in my house.
- ~TVS had this to say:
I just saw this last weekend on DVD. I agree it wasn't great, but I think he pretty much got the spirit of the place. Except, flight attendants are NEVER that accommodating and when did she have time to create that map and burn all the CDs? I grew up in Louisville and when I heard the whirring of the cicadas it took me right back there.
- 7:11 PM
- Stationery Queen had this to say:
I liked Almost Famous, but if pressed, I'd say that Cameron hasn't made a great movie since, yes, you guessed it, "Say Anything." See, if he'd put Cusack in every one, I'd be all over them!
- 1:43 PM
- east side girl had this to say:
I agree. And I'm bummed b/c I usually like his stuff.
Truthfully, I felt like the story really got started when Orlando went on the road trip. I would have been much more interested in a movie about a soul-searching dude who takes a cross country trip after his dad's death to find himself.
If Cameron Crowe wants to play DJ so badly, he should buy a radio station, you know?
- 3:06 PM