Drew is responsible for a finacial company failure of astronomical proportions. He is instantly ditched by his girlfriend. When it seems like things can’t get any worse, his sister phones him to say that their father has died, and that he has to come home to prepare the funeral. He packs his bags and sets off to Elizabethtown, where he is reunited with his ditzy sister and kooky extended family. He also meets a beautiful, slightly neurotic girl who might just change his life.
With ELIZABETHTOWN writer/director Cameron Crowe returns to his romantic comedy roots. The film is first and foremost a celebration of those precious in-between-moments.
Cameron Crowe was born in California in 1957. 15 years old he worked as a music journalist for Rolling Stone Magazine. He wrote the script for the comedy FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982). The script was based on a book he wrote after posing as a student at a high school in order to research youth culture. He has written and directed SAY ANYTHING (1989), SINGLES (1992), JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) and ALMOST FAMOUS (2000), and VANILLA SKY (2001). Crowe has also written "Conversations With Wilder”, a collection of interviews with Billy Wilder.