A Love Song for Bobby Long

Synopsis: A young woman, Pursy (played by Scarlett Johansson), learns that her estranged mother has died in New Orleans. She returns to her mother's house to discover that it is inhabited by two men, one an aging alcoholic, Bobby Long (John Travolta).
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Shainee Gabel
Production: Lions Gate Releasing
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

The deal is that

Lorraine left the three of us the house.

Lawson and I are two-thirds,

and you are only one-third.

She did what?

Lawson and I have been living here

for some time.

Your mother hasn't lived here for years.

And I don't believe

that she thought you'd be interested.

Lorraine was great at being wrong.

Purslane, honey, we are here to stay.

This is our home.

It's no big deal...

Lorraine thinking I'd share this shithole

with two alcoholic strangers.

You are alcoholics, aren't you?

But we are not strangers.

We were her friends.

We took care of her.

And this shithole is just fine for us.

It's not suited for a girl like you.

I'm getting up out of bed now.

You can watch if you want.

It don't matter to me.

It seems hard to believe...

that you haven't seen a man naked before.

Not an old one.

I know that you're no innocent...

because I spoke to that boyfriend of yours...

over on the Redneck Riviera.

You certainly didn't choose him

for his brains.

You don't know nothing about me.

I guess that will change

if we all became roommates, wouldn't it?

I'll see you later. I'm out of cigarettes.

My brand is on sale.

Good to see you again, Purslane.

All growed up.

He's not usually such a jackass.

He's just upset about Lorraine. We all are.

He's right, you know. I can't stay here.

It's pretty funny, actually.

My grandma was always talking about...

the pretty little house

Lorraine was fixing up for me...

and I guess

that was the Ernest & Julio talking.

It's fine.

- There's no real surprises here.

- The hospital sent her stuff.

Lorraine would want you to have these.

They went everywhere she did.

She loved those books.

I guess I could unload them

at a flea market or something.

- Here, I'll help you out.

- No, I'm fine.

I really did want to come to the funeral.

Rate this script:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "A Love Song for Bobby Long" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 30 Nov. 2020. <https://www.scripts.com/script/a_love_song_for_bobby_long_1958>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    A Love Song for Bobby Long

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.