A Love Song for Bobby Long

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A Love Song for Bobby Long

A Love Song for Bobby Long is a 2004 independent film based on the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps. It was directed and adapted for the screen by Shainee Gabel. It stars John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson and Gabriel Macht. Johansson's performance was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama. The film grossed $964,308 worldwide.

Purslane Will (Johansson), a girl in her late teens, returns to her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana after the death of her mother. Expecting to find her mother's house empty, she is surprised to encounter two men who were still living there, Bobby Long (Travolta), a retired English professor, and his protege, Lawson Pines (Macht). They are forced to live together, and as time goes by, they realize how connected their lives really are.
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Director: Shainee Gabel
Producer: David Lancaster, R. Paul Miller, Bob Yari
Writter(s): Ronald Capps (novel, Off Magazine Street), Shainee Gabel
Music: Nathan Larson
Cinematography: Elliot Davis
* John Travolta - Bobby Long
* Scarlett Johansson - Pursy Will
* Gabriel Macht - Lawson Pines
* Deborah Kara Unger - Georgianna
* Dane Rhodes - Cecil
* Bernard Johnson - Tiny

Release Date: December 29, 2004 (LA & NYC), January 21, 2006 (select cities)
Distributor: Lionsgate
Runtime: 119 min.
Country: US
Language: English


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