Broken Flowers
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The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston, an amateur sleuth and family man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trek in search of clues… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The ending is sublime, a set piece that almost makes up for the overwhelming slightness of it all."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out New York
"A very gentle and wry outing for Jarmusch and his star."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Many will relish Broken Flowers' refusal to serve up a resolution; others will find it frustrating. Inevitably, that's Jarmusch: like Murray's character journey, the rewards lie in the small moments that fade as much as the ones that linger."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Funny, disciplined, and acted with great skill and warmth."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"The auteur's unbeatable weirdness here mutates into preciosity."
‑ Erica Abeel, Film Journal International
"Murray manages, almost impossibly, to come up with still another rich variation on his Depleted Man persona, and his performance is at once enormously generous and fiercely, concisely witty."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Completely charming, but ultimately slight."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Insightful, entertaining, and a worthy addition to the filmography of one of America's more interesting modern directors."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Each encounter is a finely observed and beautifully performed vignette in its own right, but together they sketch out a past from which our grey Lothario has been irrevocably set adrift."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"After a career of deadpanning, Murray's impassive performance is still fresh, funny, sympathetic and restrained."
‑ Liese Spencer, Sight and Sound
"There's a real poignancy in watching Murray's emotional chill thaw from the heat generated by even the idea of romance, or at least its more libidinous evil twin, lust."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"You can't take your eyes off [Murray], and you leave Broken Flowers hoping he's feeling better -- about life, love, everything."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Throbs with compressed emotion"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Womanizer cads may be front and center in movies. But surprisingly sometimes, so are the impressive accompanying ensemble righteous females who cut them nicely down to size, and the quirky and twisted Broken Flowers is no exception."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"This is a film about insufficiency on so many levels, a film not of hipster indifference, but of a certain effete inability to react."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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