Saturday, August 27, 2005

Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers is a pensive, thought provoking film. A man, reluctantly, goes on a road trip to find past girlfriends, based on an unsigned letter saying he has a son. This is a series of VERY uncomfortable situations. Every woman gets a bouquet of pink flowers. This gesture gets more symbolic with every visit.

The style of this film is unusual. Bill Murray's character says very little, you hunger for him to speak. He is all about expressions and actions. It's an interesting way to tell a story. Jim Jarmusch presents the basic story, but leaves enough out to make you really think. In a lot of scenes, nothing happens, but it takes you to the next part of the story. The women in this film give outstanding performances, and they all look great! The ending leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Not for everyone, but I liked it.

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