I saw Broken Flowers
last night at Film bye the Sea troughout the year. Another comedie starring Bill Murray, now he's somewhat older he seems to be at the best part of his career. He has got this typical expressions, I even think he's funier when he doesn't say anything.
Anyway, Broken Flower starts with a pretty decent cast, however everything around Bill Murray is just small roles. We've got Bill Murray, Sharon Stone, Jeffrey Wright and Julie Delpy. So that's not too bad.Spoiler
Here's something about the story:
Movie starts with Bull Murray being dumped by his girlfriend, she leaves the house with the Volkswagen (funny how she didn't take the Mercedes.
). Before she left the house there is a pink letter posted. It's from an ex-girlfriend who got pregnant from him 20 years ago and got 19 year old son who is looking for him, however she didn't tell him anything about his adress or appearances AND she didn't signature the letter nor was there an adres of her on it. He vissits his neighbour Winston (Jeffrey Wright) who is obsessed with detectives, forensics etc. (He read the letter at Winston's place btw, his ex didn't read the letter), and he sets up an investigation (
) to find out who got pregnant and who the mother is. Don (Bill Murray) doesn't want to participate in it really, but in the end he does. He puts up a list of exes that could have a 19 year old son of him. Winston looks up personal information about Don's ex-girlfriends and tells Don to go look for them.End Spoiler
Well, what follows is a good fun road movie, with some bizarre and hillarious happenings, with a "High Fidelity
" like base. The movie is also stuffed with all kind of references to other movies, most clear one is the homage to Stanley Kubrick with his part that's obvious a modern version of Lolita
, then there are some other things, for example the way his dreams are being filmed, obviously used from the way things are done in "Gladtiator
(which probably used it from something else too). Kind of funny how Bill Murray plays a character of a man who may or may not have a son
Not as bizarre or visually beautiful as "The Life Aquatic" and not as beautiful as "Lost in Translation
", but certainly a good comedy, with smart and subtile humor and one very beautiful moment. Worth your money and time, go see it.