Throwback Film: Elizabethtown


All of the teen dramas of the 90s and early 2000s had me messed up in the worst way. If it came on the WB, I was glued to the screen. I knew all the theme songs, the characters, and I was very invested in their love lives. Maybe a little too invested. It was absolutely the same with movies. I’m not embarrassed (well, not completely) to admit that I only shopped at Hot Topic for extra ironic tees, and wrote zines (about nothing), and would say things like, “you just don’t understand,” and “Grow up Brenda!” It was just what happened.

So when Elizabethtown came out, I knew that I wouldn’t just see the movie – I would also own the DVD. It’s still one of my favorite movies, especially when I’m feeling extra nostalgic. The soundtrack is one of my favorites. Here’s why you should see Elizabethtown:

The story follows Drew Baylor a sneaker designer who watches his career crumble. He loses his girlfriend and he also loses his father – all in the same day. It’s deep. So he goes to his father’s hometown (one guess on the name of that town), and he prepares for the funeral.

This is one of the very first movies where I felt like I could relate to a bunch of white people from the South. It was so cute and I swore I was cute for watching it. Starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, Elizabethtown is quaint, funny, and set against melodies and lyrics from when music was really good. Check out the trailer below: