4 Movies that were filmed in Elmhurst

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Elmhurst is a city mostly in DuPage County and overlapping into Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois and a western suburb of Chicago. According to the 2021 United States Census, the estimated population of this city is 47,260.

Elmhurst is known to be the home of the headquarters of Sunshine Biscuits and McMaster-Carr Supply Co. In 2014, The Family Circle magazine ranked Elmhurst as one of the “Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families.”

Some of the movies filmed in this city are mentioned below.

Divorced Dudes (2012):

This comedy-drama romance movie is written and directed by Bill Stoneking. A fun fact about this movie is that the soundtrack of Bachelorette Strut was written and performed by John Anderson and Bob Dunham.

The story revolves around the life of three dudes who are going through relationship crises. One of the guys is going through a break-up, the other through a divorce, and the third is going through a separation. To cope up with these situations they start a reality television show for the guys to score ladies and the ladies to score men. The story has an amazing plot in which one of the players and the main character Tom, might finally find his true love through this show filled with laughter.

Filming Locations:

Elmhurst, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Villa Park, Illinois

Lombard, Illinois

Geneva, Illinois

Riverside, Illinois

Witless Protection (2008):

This comedy crime movie is written by Charles Robert Carner (screenplay), and Alan C. Blomquist (story) and is directed by Charles Robert Carner. This movie has been nominated for 4 awards (1 Golden Trailer Award and 3 Razzie Awards). It has the tagline of “Protecting America’s assets.”

The story is about a small-town sheriff who witnesses a scene that looks like a kidnapping. As he rushes to protect the woman, the kidnappers turn out to be F.B.I. Agents claim that they have also been assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big corruption trial in Chicago. But later it is revealed that they were never F.B.I. Agents but villains who are hell-bent on killing her.

Filming Locations:

Elmhurst, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Lemont, Illinois

Brookfield, Illinois

Death and Taxis (2007):

This drama movie is written by Nick Pullia and directed by Kevin Mukherji. This movie stars James Y. Jones, Heather Miller, and Rich Komenich. It has the tagline of “LIVE before you LEAVE this LIFE.”

The movie is about a fascinating journey where the journey is the destination and the next world might be just a cab ride away. One big taxi carries the stories of several drivers and passengers, each contending with intensely psychological and sometimes supernatural brushes with death. This taxi rides between the very fine of life and the after-life. This movie is funny, or simply just creepy.

Filming Locations:

Elmhurst, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Grace Is Gone (2007):

This drama-war movie is written and directed by Jim Strouse. This movie was nominated for 7 awards out of which it won 4 awards (Deauville Fil Festival, Satellite Awards, 2 Sundance Film Festival).

The story revolves around the life of Stan Philipps whose wife Grace is a sergeant with the U.S. Army. She has been posted to Iraq leaving her husband in their home in Minnesota with their daughters, Heidi and Dawn. One day he takes the girls for a drive which eventually turns into a long road trip to Florida at an amusement park. On the way, they stop at Stan’s mother’s house, where his brother is staying.

Filming Locations:

Elmhurst, Illinois

Westmont, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Plant City, Florida

Which one of these movies is your favorite? Let us know!

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmhurst,_Illinois

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1702466/?ref_=tx_sl_sr_8_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1001562/?ref_=tx_sl_sr_2_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218140/?ref_=tx_sl_sr_4_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0772168/?ref_=tx_sl_sr_9_li_tt

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