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Elizabethtown

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Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, ...
Image credit: Elizabethtown: Neal Preston

''Elizabethtown'' is one of the 10 movies we can't wait to see

RELEASE DATE Oct. 14

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT No one combines romantic longing, music, and wistfulness like writer-director Cameron Crowe (Say Anything, Singles, Jerry Maguire).

THE PREMISE His professional life has fallen apart, and his father has just died, but on his way back to Kentucky for the funeral, mopey Drew (Orlando Bloom, left) meets Claire (Kirsten Dunst, right), a vivacious flight attendant.

SOURCE An original screenplay by Crowe

THE BACK STORY After Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy, and Kingdom of Heaven, Bloom says, ''I was psyched to get to play a contemporary character and a role without a sword, or a bow and arrow.''

BURNING QUESTION Doesn't this sound an awful lot like Garden State?

COME FOR The cute couple

STAY FOR The all-important soundtrack, featuring country-rockers My Morning Jacket, who play a prominent role on-screen as well

Originally posted Aug 12, 2005