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A Love Song for Bobby Long

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great flavor, very warm, but not too spicy.

    I gave "Love Song for Bobby Long" 4 stars for the ambience portrayed and for the music. Using actors from the South, instead of from New York or New Jersey, would have earned it 5 stars. No disrespect is intended toward the lead actors, who are some of my favorites anyway, and who all gave great performances, though I've seen them perform much better other films. Still, having been to New Orleans, and as a resident of Louisiana, I recognize the flavor. I could almost feel the humidity, smell the rain, and taste the crawfish and beer. Some might feel the Louisiana scenes were cliche, but cliches are often based in reality. The filmography was so true to life. I once walked from the Audubon Zoo to Magazine Street (this film is based on the book "Off Magazine Street" ). I've sat on a bench near the Mississippi and watched the barges go by. The romantic tension between Pursy (Scarlett Johansson) and Lawson (Gabriel Macht, just watching him will make your mouth water) was palpable but tender. Some questions about Bobby Love were unanswered for me and left me craving more. However, I really enjoyed the lyrical rhythm of John Travolta's portrayal of Bobby (including his actual singing). As an avid reader I was thrilled that they romanticized reading books. I'm looking forward to reading the book the movie is based on and the book, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter", by Carson McCullers, which is portrayed in the movie. This story was delightfully touching, giving us hope that even broken people are redeemable and lovable, and that family, however nontraditional, has great value. I truly enjoyed it and look forward to seeing it again. So Sugar, I recommend you fix yo'self a tall glass a icy cold sweet tea or grab a cold beer from the icebox. Slip into somethin' cool, turn on the fan and rest yo'self, keepin' a few tissues someplace handy when you watch this one. The soundtrack is very likely to be a great purchase as well, that will help you sustain the warm savory flavor long after the movie is over.

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