The Razz: ALAN MORRISON'S MOVIE REVIEWS: Sad slow and lots of fun.
BROKEN FLOWERS 15
JIM JARMUSCH'S deadpan comedies are ideal vehicles for Bill Murray.
It's a surprise they've only teamed up once before, in Jarmusch's short film compilation, Coffee And Cigarettes.
In Broken Flowers Murray plays Don, a middle-aged man who receives an anonymous
letter from a former lover telling him the grown-up son he never knew he had is coming to look for him.
Egged on by his wannabe detective neighbour (Jeffrey Wright), Don goes on a road trip to seek out all the women from his past - and learns a lot about his present.
Murray exaggerates hangdog expressions and Jarmusch also exaggerates the style, setting a slow pace that seems to say very little but, by the end, has told us much more than we realise.
An incredible support - Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Chloe Sevigny - ensures that every sequence holds a special new treat
TWO GOOD: Murray and Stone
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Oct 21, 2005|
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