If there was one movie I had to watch over and over every day for the rest of my life, it would be Elizabethtown.
123 minutes, released October 2005, directed by Cameron Crowe
There's not really a big plot line - it's mostly a series of sweet moments, each capped with the right song at the right time. The music is a really big part of my attraction to this movie. It's so different from anything I listen to on a regular basis. It's sort of folk/small town/country music. Also, the chemistry between Orlando Bloom (Drew Baylor from Oregon) and Kirsten Dunst (Claire Colburn from "Loo-uh-vul" Kentucky) particularly draws me in.
I think part of me wants to live the "small town" life where everyone knows everyone, houses have picket fences and wrap-around porches, and you can hear crickets and see the stars at night. There's a lot of that stuff in this movie which is another reason I love it.
There are also some really great quotes in the movie, such as: "If it wasn't this, it'd be something else." So true.
This movie definitely doesn't appeal to everyone - I've recommended it to friends and family who watched it and weren't as impressed as I thought they would be. I guess I hyped it up too much. If you do decide to see it, make sure you can watch it all the way through with no distractions and in a quiet place where you can really get into the music. And take into account if you plan to watch it with children that it is PG-13 for a reason.
"Lovin' life. Lovin' you."