September 24, 2007 - A young man turns failure at work into success at love in this 2005 romantic comedy from Cameron Crowe. Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst star. Susan Sarandon and Alec Baldwin have smaller roles.

Orlando Bloom plays Drew Baylor, a shoe designer for a company in the Pacific northwest that is definitely not Nike. He's spent years working on a new sneaker only to have it flop in spectacular fashion. His string of bad luck continues when his chosen method of suicide fails. Then, Drew learns that his father has died and he must go collect the body.

The body is in his father's hometown of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. On the flight to Louisville, Drew meets Claire, a stewardess. She gives him directions and her phone number.

Overall review: *** Maybe it's because I watched this movie in the wee hours of the morning, but I thought it had a nice little vibe going. Bloom and Dunst worked well together, Sarandon made the most of her small role, and you have to see the flaming bird fly through the hotel ballroom as the cover band plays "Free Bird" in the background. Classic!