Broken Flowers

Broken Flowers

Director: Jim Jarmusch Cast: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone

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A man sets out to find the son he didn't know he had and winds up getting answers to some questions he never asked in this comedy-drama from director Jim Jarmusch. Don Johnston (Bill Murray) is an emotionally blank middle-aged man who has never married and lives a quiet, comfortable life thanks to shrewd investments in computers (though he doesn't use one himself). After being given his walking papers by his latest girlfriend, Sherry (Julie Delpy), Don receives an anonymous letter informing him he fathered a son 19 years ago, and that the boy wants to find his dad. Not sure what to do, Don shows the note to Winston (Jeffrey Wright), a neighbor who fancies himself an amateur detective. With Winston's help, Don narrows the list of possible mothers down to four women, and with a mixture of reluctance and resigned determination he sets out to find them. Armed with a CD of traveling music from Winston, Don pays unannounced visits to Laura (Sharon Stone), an oversexed widow with a libidinous teenage daughter (Alexis Dziena); Dora (Frances Conroy), a stuffy real estate agent; Penny (Tilda Swinton), an aging biker with no happy memories of Don; and Carmen (Jessica Lange), a self-styled analyst for pets whose outward eccentricity disguises a firm inner stability.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/03/2006
UPC: 0025192847721
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 14,203

Special Features

Closed Caption; Outtakes with Bill Murray and more; Behind the scenes with cast and crew; Extended scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Murray Don Johnston
Jeffrey Wright Winston
Sharon Stone Laura
Frances Conroy Dora
Jessica Lange Carmen
Tilda Swinton Penny
Julie Delpy Sherry
Mark Webber The Kid
Chloë Sevigny Carmen's Assistant
Christopher McDonald Ron
Alexis Dziena Lolita
Larry Fessenden Will
Pell James Sun Green
Heather Alicia Simms Mona
Brea Frazier Rita
Christopher Bauer Dan

Technical Credits
Jim Jarmusch Director,Screenwriter
Mulatu Astatke Score Composer
John Dunn Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Sarah Frank Art Director
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Jon Kilik Producer
Drew Kunin Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Todd Pfeiffer Asst. Director
Jay Rabinowitz Editor
Ann Ruark Co-producer
Stacey Smith Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Broken Flowers
1. The Pink Letter [3:26]
2. The Private Life of Don Juan [5:03]
3. Dear Don [6:50]
4. It's Kinda Lonely in Here [4:36]
5. What List? [4:00]
6. The Plan [4:55]
7. In Transit [6:08]
8. Surprise Appearance [4:50]
9. Laura & Lolita [3:31]
10. Just Looking for a Typewriter [2:49]
11. Dora [6:13]
12. A Swig of Oil [4:51]
13. Stalking in a Taurus [7:45]
14. Hidden Agenda [6:26]
15. I'm Lost [3:13]
16. Penny's Farm [7:35]
17. Michelle Pepe [5:15]
18. The Last Card? [6:07]
19. All There Is Is This [6:54]
20. End Titles [4:58]

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Broken Flowers 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Bill Murray, and I love films that are realistic and beautifully put together, but I think my expectations were a bit too high. I wasn't disappointed, per say, it just wasn't what I thought it'd be. Let's just say that you get to see a lot of the inside of a Ford Taurus. Don't expect a happy ending from this film, or any happiness at all, for that matter. But life is sometimes dark and lonely, and it leaves us wanting more...just like this film. Don't be discouraged by the non-happy theme. Give it a shot--it just might appeal to some part of you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis movie is a sedate one for Bill Murray, much slower than even Lost In Translation. But this is still a good movie to pass an evening. He meets someone very different women along the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Murray has mastered staring ahead during long stretches of silence while occasionally raising an eyebrow. It's cute, like a Pikanese nonchalantly pooping on your lawn. I loved it in "Lost in Translation." Now, it feels gimicky. I'm sorry, Mr. Murray, that you didn't get the Oscar you deserved from "Lost," but please cut the strings and make a new movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago