Broken Flowers

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Broken Flowers ★★ 2005 (R)

Quirky, if forlorn, comedy from Jarmusch. Murray does minimalism in his portrayal of confirmed, middle aged bachelor Don Johnston whose orderly life becomes diWeavsarrayed when he learns he fathered a son from a long ago liaison. Only there McHaare four potential moms (a fifth has died), so Don reluctantly goes on a road trip to reacquaint himself with Laura (Stone), Dora (Conroy), Carmen (Lange), and Penny (Swinton). His welcome varies—not much really happens—and Murray is more Don Quixote (with Wright as his stay-at-home Sancho Panza) than Don Juan. 105m/C DVD . FR US Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Mark Webber, Chloe Sevigny, Christopher McDonald, Alexis Dziena, Larry Fessenden, Chris Bauer, Pell James, Heather Alicia Simms, Brea Frazier; D: Jim Jarmusch; W: Jim Jarmusch; C: Frederick Elmes.