A Love Song for Bobby Long
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will returns to New Orleans for the first time in years, ready to reclaim her childhood home. Expecting to find her late mother's house abandoned, Pursy is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 29, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Traffics in nearly every trite cliche of the 'colorful' South one can think of.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A Love Song for Bobby Long travels all the worn-out roads.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not for kids, and not worth it for adults.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Sentimental but occasionally moving drama.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

First-time director Shainee Gabel generally does a good job of moving things along, though the story feels disjointed at times.

Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

The film's liabilities outweigh its assets.

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

Engaging and transparent at once.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The movie can't save itself from stewing in some awfully familiar juices.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A Love Song for Bobby Long's trio of lead performances are surprisingly believable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
"It has its moments." Exactly my opinion about the movie. When I came to leave my rating, I saw it already being rated as "NOT INTERESTED".… More
Cassie Hill
Dissapointing and it wasn't good that I was tired that night as well.
Al S
One of John Travolta's best performances ever. He's smart, funny, brilliant, incredible and unforgettable. An Oscar caliber performance. He has never… More
Luke Baldock
Starts fairly promisingly. It looks good and John Travolta is giving one of his best performances in years. Johansson shows up and doesn't let her looks… More
Rachel F
Brilliant. John Travolta is so utterly lovable in this. The whole plot of the movie is fantastic and all of the actors perform amazingly. One of my favorites,… More
Jens S.
The story of a young woman moving into a run down house she inherited together with two drinking losers has potential for all kinds of movies. This is a… More