• Broken Flowers (2005)

Broken Flowers

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: January 3rd, 2006

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

When his latest girlfriend (Julie Delpy) leaves him, retired computer magnate Don Johnston (Bill Murray) has no greater ambition than to sit around the house. When he receives an anonymous letter from a former girlfriend claiming he has a 19-year-old son he's never met, Don doesn't even think to follow up. It's not until his neighbor, a mystery fan, encourages him that Don resolves to visit the exes who seem the most likely candidates and find out the truth.

Cast: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Mark Webber

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Bac Films, Focus Features

Keywords: Quest, Family, Amusing, Investigation, Mystery, Offbeat, House, 2000s, Car, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    No actor is better than Bill Murray at doing nothing at all, and being fascinating while not doing it. Buster Keaton had the same gift for contemplating astonishing developments with absolute calm. Buster surrounded himself with slapstick, and in Broken Flowers Jim Jarmusch surrounds Murray with a parade of formidable women. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It skips merrily along the surface with its over-the-top vignettes but never seems to arrive at a destination. Nevertheless, the journey is more than half the fun as every actor attacks his role with relish. show more

  • 100
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Exhilaratingly slow, which for many will simply mean SLOW... Those who can downshift appropriately, however, stand to be enraptured. show more

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