Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers

DVD - 2006
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Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate the contents of the letter by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trip in search of clues from four former loves. Unannounced, he visits each of these women and finds that they hold new surprises for Don as he confronts his past.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Pictures, [2006]
ISBN: 9781417070114
Branch Call Number: MOVIE Broke
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 15, 2017

Probably one of Bill Murray's greatest and most subtle performances- it's a comic performance worthy of Buster Keaton.

Jun 02, 2017

Many will relish Broken Flowers' refusal to serve up a resolution; others will find it frustrating. Inevitably, that's Jarmusch: like Murray's character journey, the rewards lie in the small moments that fade as much as the ones that linger.

Jun 02, 2017

A very gentle and wry outing for Jarmusch and his star.

Apr 10, 2017

I'd seen this dvd before, only a couple of years ago. It was so completely forgettable that I picked it up again and watched it through, with only the tiniest of vague feeling that something or another felt sort of, maybe familiar. At the end of the film, I realized that I'd sat through this thing twice in my life. All I can say is: it's a good thing I really, really love Bill Murray, otherwise, I'd have been kind of annoyed. It's not THAT bad. It just isn't anything close to being engaging. If you're a Murray fan, you will insist on seeing it, just like me. I'd love to come back and read the reviews of others later, but will inevitably forget this movie exists within an hour of posting this review.

May 20, 2016

Excellent Jarmusch film- fans of Bill Murray might be perplexed as this is an arthouse film, but he delivers one of the best and most subtle performances of his career.

Jan 03, 2016

Well, Roger Ebert liked it. Bill is not at his funniest here, but that's not the point. It's about regrets that come with age. I did laugh at the insightful cat though, and I enjoyed imagining what Don was thinking as he met his girl friends from the past.

Nov 12, 2015

Bill must have been hard up for money to have a role in this debacle. I expected more from Bill's character. The pink objects was an interesting twist. I wonder who was sending Don Johnston (Bill) the pink letters? Nice reunion with Sharon Stone and her daughter baring it all.
The ending was bit abrupt? Never figured out whose grave Bill visited, a sister or daughter based on no dates on tombstone~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Nov 09, 2015

This is honestly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I am a big Bill Murray fan and was very disappointed. A lot of dry time of nothing going on. Spoiler Alert: Absolutely nothing gets solved, at all.

Oct 15, 2015

If you liked foreign films in the old days you'd probably enjoy this one. Reminds me a bit of something by Bergman or Antonioni. But if you want a fast moving plot this one is not for you.

Jun 07, 2015

Bill Murray is always authentic in his roles. The film story is slow and dull and has no high points to make you cheer, laugh, cry or even moan in horror. You might chuckle 6 or 8 seconds here or there.
A full nudity shot of a young teenage girl might perk some adolescent up for the 90 seconds, but even Don Johnston (Bill Murray) character thought it was out of place and just damn weird.

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