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The Razz: ALAN MORRISON'S MOVIE REVIEWS: Sad slow and lots of fun.

Byline: ALAN MORRISON

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

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TWO GOOD: Murray and Stone
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 21, 2005
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