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with Kirsten Dunst as Claire Colburn and Orlando Bloom as Drew Baylor from 2005 movie directed and written by Cameron Crowe

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CLAIRE COLBURN: Sir. Sir. By flying this flight, you've helped save all our jobsyou've helped save all our jobs. Definitely mine. Maybe even the entire airline. We would like to reward you with a free seat in first class. DREW BAYLOR: I'm fine. CLAIRE COLBURN: Okay, let me try it like this. I'm really tired. Please don't make me keep walking all the way back down here all night long. CLAIRE COLBURN: Louisville, Kentucky, huh? Home, business, or family? DREW BAYLOR: My dad. CLAIRE COLBURN: Where does he live in Louisville? DREW BAYLOR: Actually, he's near Louisville. CLAIRE COLBURN: Louisville. DREW BAYLOR: He's in ElizabethtownHe's in Elizabethtown. CLAIRE COLBURN: Oh, good. I hope someone's driving you 'cause the roads around there are hopelessly and gloriously confusing. DREW BAYLOR: I'll keep that in mind. CLAIRE COLBURN: I'll draw you a quick map. I mean, I'm so happy we're sitting here having this conversation at 3:00 a.m., or whatever time it is. You know, it's such a great time. Everyone's sleeping but us. It's really nice to have a conversation with youIt's really nice to have a conversation with you and that you're really listening. I feel like I can really talk to you.
CLAIRE COLBURN: Good morning. And congratulations, Drew. You've earned your wings as our ten millionth passengerYou've earned your wings as our ten millionth passenger. And here is a coupon for any four-diamond hotel in the greater western Kentucky area. Better move quickly. Lots of people behind you. DREW BAYLOR: Well, thank you. CLAIRE COLBURN: Absolutely. DREW BAYLOR: And good luck with Ben. CLAIRE COLBURN: Look, I know I may never see you again but we are intrepid. We carry on.
CLAIRE COLBURN: Men see things in a box and women see them in a round roomMen see things in a box and women see them in a round room. DREW BAYLOR: Look at this. He was so young here. My mom. Not the one they wanted him to marry. They met in an elevator. CLAIRE COLBURN: I think I've been asleep most of my lifeI think I've been asleep most of my life. DREW BAYLOR: Me, too.
DREW BAYLOR: I've always wondered this. Who are "they"? CLAIRE COLBURN: You know, "them." DREW BAYLOR: "Them." CLAIRE COLBURN: The inimitable collective "them." DREW BAYLOR: And who says we're supposed to listen to them? CLAIRE COLBURN: They do! DREW BAYLOR: Doesn't your ear hurt? CLAIRE COLBURN: Yes, it does. And I have to get up in two hours and be charming. I'm going to Hawaii. DREW BAYLOR: You'll get there and have fun. CLAIRE COLBURN: I'll get there and sleep. It's just a little vacation I traded routes for... I'll let you go. DREW BAYLOR: Wait. When will you be back? Hello. You still there? CLAIRE COLBURN: Yeah. I'm just wondering if this whole thing is better on the phonethis whole thing is better on the phone. You're so much better on the phone. Maybe we should never face each other again. DREW BAYLOR: I enjoyed this.
DREW BAYLOR: Hello. CLAIRE COLBURN: Aloha. I talked to my friend, Kendra who had a girlfriend with a kid who is exceedingly loud like Samson and she's given me a videotape that works absolute miracles. DREW BAYLOR: Hey, thanks, Claire. CLAIRE COLBURN: What, you're already tired of me? DREW BAYLOR: I just haven't slept. I'm sorry. How's Hawaii? CLAIRE COLBURN: Well, I'm checking out this cute guy. DREW BAYLOR: Why are you telling me that? CLAIRE COLBURN: How could I leave you in distress?CLAIRE COLBURN: How could I leave you in distress? I'm taking you out. DREW BAYLOR: I thought you were in Hawaii.
DREW BAYLOR: You're kind of great, Claire. You do know that. Sort of amazing, even. CLAIRE COLBURN: Oh, come on! I don't need an ice cream cone. DREW BAYLOR: It's not an ice cream cone. What's an ice cream cone? CLAIRE COLBURN: You know. "Here's a little something to make you happy. Something sweet that melts in five minutes." I'm completely cool with anything you want to say or not say. I don't need it. Besides, Ben is coming in tomorrow. Do you want to hear my theory? DREW BAYLOR: Of course. CLAIRE COLBURN: You and I have a special talent, and I saw it immediately. DREW BAYLOR: Tell me. CLAIRE COLBURN: We're the substitute people. DREW BAYLOR: The substitute people. CLAIRE COLBURN: We're the substitute people I've been the substitute person my whole life. I'm not an Ellen. I never wanted to be an Ellen. And I'm not a Cindy, either. Although Chucks love me. DREW BAYLOR: I'm sure they do. CLAIRE COLBURN: I like being alone too much. I mean, I'm with a guy who's married to his academic career. I rarely see him. And I'm the substitute person there. I like it that way. It's a lot less pressure. DREW BAYLOR: You shouldn't be the substitute for anybodyDREW BAYLOR: You shouldn't be the substitute for anybody. This guy should be right here, right now, doing this. CLAIRE COLBURN: Maybe so. DREW BAYLOR: He's lucky I'm not the right person for you. CLAIRE COLBURN: I know why it's not you, but just tell me so I can see it from your perspectiveI can see it from your perspective. DREW BAYLOR: See, I know what you deserve. CLAIRE COLBURN: What do I deserve? DREW BAYLOR: You deserve... a guy who says: "I can't imagine a world without you. We will start a winery when we are 70. We will snowboard every December, and one year take our kids. And we will always have the twin red Lexuses..." You deserve all this and more. CLAIRE COLBURN: It's not you, I know. DREW BAYLOR: Please don't take this as rejection. CLAIRE COLBURN: I really don't. DREW BAYLOR: Ben's very lucky. All we did was kiss. CLAIRE COLBURN: Most of the sex I've had in my life was not as personal as that kiss. CLAIRE COLBURN: You can go to your car and the rest of the directions will take you home. Or, look for a girl in a red hat who's waiting for you with an alternate plan.

Reviews from users


Rating 5  Kirsten Cameron
Claire's instruction, "Make time to dance alone with one hand waving free", takes a line from Bob Dylan's 'Mr Tambourine Man' ("...Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free..."). In the original script, Ben is Claire's brother. She uses him as a way to deflect unwanted advances. When Drew arrives in Elizabethtown, you're actually seeing downtown Versailles, KY. Shops on Main Street redressed their windows to accommodate filming.

Rating 5  Claire Bloom
The movie is named for being set primarily in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Recognizable settings for scenes shot in Louisville, Kentucky include the Brown Hotel, Highland Middle School, and Cave Hill Cemetery. Cousin Jesse wears a shirt that says, "Let's go rockin'". That is from a locally famous bar in Bozeman, Montana, called The Rocking R Bar.

Rating 5  Drew Crowe
On the flight to Kentucky, Drew meets Claire, an optimistic, enthusiastic and kind flight attendant who gives him a seat in first class, due to the plane being empty. When Drew is driving through Louisville on his way to Elizabethtown from the airport, he's actually going in the wrong direction. Cameron Crowe did this to give the scene more character. The actual route is pretty remote without much scenery.

Rating 5  Dunst Colburn
Alec Baldwin has a small role as a CEO of an athletic shoe company and Susan Sarandon appears as a grieving widow. The fictitious Mercury shoe company is headed by a guy named "Phil DeVoss", it is from Oregon, and it is an athletic shoe company.

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