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  1. Positive: 57 out of 107
  2. Negative: 37 out of 107

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  1. Nov 11, 2011
    Elizabethtown is a great and hilarious comedy with many reflections of how to appreciate life and understand what's really important in life. This movie tries to bring an interesting message. To me Cameron Crowe succeeded brilliantly. I don't understand all of the criticism towards the movie because I believe that the people and critics who disliked this movie simply weren't open about the main concept and somewhat skeptical. I hear many people saying that Elizabethtown is the worst copy of Garden state. Indeed I believe that it's totally the opposite thing because I believe that Elizabethtown is far superior. This movie has really precious moments.It's easy to sympathize with the leading character. Bloom,Dunst and Sarandon gave truly great performances.Orlando Bloom is for the first time rightly cast and I must say I found him really good.Kirsten Dunst was perfect and her performance is not always easy as it would seem. Susan Sarandon was really amazing and is the protagonist of a really funny but nevertheless moving sort of monologue that is the point of the entire movie. Cameron Crowe shows once again that he's a very original director. Simply one of the best of our generation. To enjoy Elizabethtown you have to abandon every last easy judgment. This movie is one of the most original in the recent years.It's not a romantic comedy as it was sold.It's about life,hope,love and how to deal with the difficulties of life.And how sometimes you need to search of your own origins to build a new life.And I was moved by that concept. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    So many romantic comedies come and go without making the slightest impression. Elizabethtown is not one of them; I found it galling.
  2. Tedious humor and sentimentality bury what could have been a pretty good road picture.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Although rich in screwball silliness and sharp one-liners, film lacks the narrative drive one finds in the classic comedies of Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and Billy Wilder, whom Crowe always seems to try to emulate.