A very slow movie that hasn't been made to get ones adrenaline pumping but to invoke more of an emotional response and deeper thought in its viewers.
John Travolta does a pretty good job of playing Bobby Long, a former professor who is now an alcoholic living in someone else's house with a friend named Lawson. When the owner of the house dies he gets in touch with her estranged daughter, Pursy, played by Scarlett Johansson who decides to return home. Unfortunately, she finds out that all three of them own the house and she has to live with 2 middle aged alcoholics one of whom is hell bent on getting her to leave.
The three begin to form an unusual friendship which is the main crust of the movie. There is a bit of a subplot in terms of `why did a professor turn to drink?' `what secret are they keeping from Scarlett?' and the potential romance with Lawson.
The movie unravels at a fairly leisurely pace so don't expect any overly dramatic scenes. It does feature a decent bit of acting from the whole cast and has a lot of fine music too!!