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  • In other words, while the acting is entertaining, I found the story in and of itself rather meaningless

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      I really wanted to like this movie starring Scarlett Johansson. She’s a pretty good actress.

      And for her to be so young, she is really good at depicting different types of characters with great depth.

      This story surrounds the living situation Purslane Will (Johansson) she is


      thrown into after the death of her mother.

      She and two gentlemen, one of which is named Bobby Long (John Travolta) are living in the house left behind by Lorraine, (Purslane’s mother).

      Throughout the whole movie, “Pursey” is kept in the dark regarding the fact that Lorraine actually left the house to her instead of to Bobby Long and his protégé.

      Anyway, in watching this film a few things came to mind: 1) how much I dislike films which focus on a deceased person who is never seen in the film and 2) ...


      • A Love Song For Bobby Long (R, 2004) movie
      movies that attempt to create conflict with plot devices that have no “dynamics.

      ” In other words, while the acting is entertaining, I found the story in and of itself rather meaningless.

      Scarlett Johansson was nominated for a Golden Globe.

      But her acting warrants it.

      The film

      itself however, is a dismal attempt at creating a great story with a Southern backdrop.

      Additionally, the filming and cinematography are pretty good.

      But I also disliked the fake Southern charm and sensibilities displayed by Travolta and others in the movie.

      Fake Southern backdrops always ruin good movies.




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