A Love Song for Bobby Long [DVD] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 04/04/2017
  • Rating: R
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A Love Song For Bobby Long
Bobby Long (John Travolta) is a washed up former literature professor with a voracious drinking habit. He lives in a rundown house in New Orleans with Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht of The Recruit), his former star pupil, also an alcoholic. Lawson is allegedly writing a novel about Bobby. Their depressive little corner of the world is disrupted when Lorraine, the beloved eccentric singer who owns their house, dies. Her teenage daughter, Pursy (Scarlett Johansson), who hasn't seen her mother in years, arrives in town too late for the funeral, and crashes at the house. Afraid of being thrown out on the street, Bobby convinces Lawson to tell Pursy that the house has been left to all three of them. Pursy, having little else to do, decides to move in, and starts cleaning up the place, making it her own. Lawson is involved with Georgianna (Deborah Kara Unger), who works at the local bar, but he quickly develops a crush on the comely Pursy. The cantankerous Bobby seems determined to drive the girl away. As Pursy settles into the diverse little community, all of Lorraine's old friends tell her how much she looks like her mother, and she begins to uncover some startling truths about her family history. A Love Song for Bobby Long is based on the novel Off Magazine Street, by Ronald Everett Capps. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Shainee Gabel, who co-directed the documentary Anthem. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Travolta
    John Travolta - Bobby Long
  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson - Pursy Will
  • Gabriel Macht
    Gabriel Macht - Lawson Pines
  • Deborah Kara Unger
    Deborah Kara Unger - Georgianna
  • Dane Rhodes
    Dane Rhodes - Cecil

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best John Travolta


    If you ever liked having stories read to you when you were young, then you will love this movie. Sit back and let the story be told to you, make sure you have tissues near by. Possibly the best performances by Travolta and Scarlett Johansson. Both played very different roles than we are used to seeing. I can not tell you much about it without spoiling the movie but i can say the soundtrack really made the movie make more sense. It gave a real southern Louisiana feel, like you were there. Maybe its cause it took place there. If you like slow but steady pace to your movies then get this movie. Just be prepared to see Travolta in a whole new role.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    One of my all time favorite movies. Hard to find but Best Buy had it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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