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A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG
USA: Lions Gate Films
Cast: John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger, Dane Rhodes, David Jensen, Clayne Crawford, Sonny Shroyer, Walter Breaux, Carol Sutton, Warren Blosjo, Bernard Johnson, Gina 'Ginger' Bernal, Douglas Griffin, Earl Maddox, Steve Maye, Don Brady, Will Barnett, Patrick McCullough Leanne Cochran, Nick Loren
Director: Shainee Gabel
USA: 119 mins
USA Rated: R for language including some sexual references
USA Release Date: 21 January 2005
USA Release Date: 29 December 2004 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will (Scarlett Johansson) 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 (John Travolta), a former literature professor, and his young protege, Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht).
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...