“Wonderfully Romantic…Two Thumbs Up!” – Ebert and Roeper
Bobby Long (John Travolta), a former professor turned full-time drunkard, and Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht), Long's former teaching assistant, spend their days drinking and swapping literary quotations in a New Orleans house owned by a deceased lounge singer. When the singer's daughter, Pursy (Scarlett Johansson), shows up to reclaim her mother's property, Bobby and Lawson try to grift their way into keeping the home while attempting to convince the high-school dropout to pursue an education. As time passes, their tenuous, makeshift arrangement unearths a series of buried personal secrets that challenges their bonds and reveals just how inextricably their lives are intertwined.
Starring: John Travolta (Pulp Fiction), Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers), Gabriel Macht (TV’s Suits), Clayne Crawford (TV’s Lethal Weapon)