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Broken Flowers

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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.
Title: Broken flowers
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Pictures, c2005.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Outtakes with Bill Murray; behind the scenes with cast and crew; extended scene.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating R for language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use.
ISBN: 1417070110
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features presents a Five Roses production ; a film by Jim Jarmusch ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch ; produced by Jon Kilik, Stacey Smith
Credits: Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Jay Rabinowitz ; music, Mulatu Astatke.
Performers: Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Lange.
System Details: DVD; region 1, anamorphic widescreen1.78:1 presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Bachelors Drama. Anonymous letters Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Bachelors
Anonymous letters
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 28477
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Feb 25, 2013
  • ThomasLove rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A light and slow movie which will please fans of Bill Murray. Interesting how revisiting past lovers is like checking up on oneself to see how time and events have made us different.

Jun 11, 2012
  • stse88 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Boring and pointless. A lot of scenes of Bill Murray driving around and doing Bill Murray's style of non-acting acting. The different women that Bill visits do not seem to have any common characteristics. That's not necessarily bad, but none of these scenes add up to any point, nor are any of the questions answered at the end.

Actually, I liked this film. The motive behind all the travelling mentioned by the action film addicts whose reviews I have read so far was that of a man on a quest. Perhaps people have become used to violence and mere physical action as substitutes for thought and emotion; that may be why some found it "boring." I must admit that I find films with great gobs of fighting terribly dull because I prefer thought, conversation, and insight to bashing and slashing. One of Bill Murray's more intelligent films, and worth seeing.

Incredibly boring movie. A complete snoozefest. "talbotc" hit the nail on the head when they said it was "lots of footage of Bill driving from one destination to another". I would add that when he got to his locations, the little bits that weren't plain boring were often cringe-worthy. Yuck.

Feb 11, 2012
  • M0J073 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great movie. It's more like a comedy for adults than some of Murray's older stuff.

Dec 28, 2011
  • velvetcactus rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Ten minutes of it and I fell aszzzzzzzz.

Jun 06, 2011
  • kateykinz rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Disappointing. It had Bill Murray in it, and it was realistic and that is about all the good I can say about it. There were a couple of laughs, but not enough to really call this a comedy since its depressing moments were more numerous.

Apr 04, 2011
  • talbotc rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Dreadful movie and a waste of time. One of the worst movies I have ever seen! I expected more from a Bill Murray. Instead the whole movie consisted of one facial expression from Bill and lots of footage of Bill driving from one destination to another. I thought it was supposed to be a comedy but I was bored throughout. Skip this movie and try another one of Bill Murray's if you want a comedy.

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