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Overall B

After being fired, facing the prospect of public humiliation, and losing his father all on the same day, Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) can't think of one good reason to live. Then, en-route to Elizabethtown to straighten out the funeral arrangements, he meets an overly-optimistic flight attendant (Kirsten Dunst ) who just might be capable of changing his mind.

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some sexual references.

Talk to your kids about…

Elizabethtown

Claire describes herself as a substitute person. What does she mean? Do you believe she extends this same kind of compassion and concern to everyone she meets, or do you think Drew’s good looks may have played a part in her attentive interest?

Why do you think Drew is willing to tell Claire things he has been unable to share with his girlfriend, sister or mother? Are the characteristics the flight attendant possesses worthy of emulation?

After the fiasco, Drew concludes, “Success—not greatness—is the only God the entire world serves.” What is the difference between the two? Considering the risk involved, why would anyone try to achieve either? What things are worth working and sacrificing for?