Broken Flowers (2005)

 broken-flowers“[to Lolita] That was quite an outfit you weren’t wearing earlier.” – Don Johnston

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Jun 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A wealthy man is convinced by his sleuth neighbor to try and find out which of his long ago exes set his a mysterious letter

My Take on it – Bill Murray use to be known solely as a comedic actor, but he has ventured into dramatic territory all the while showing he is more than just the butt of a joke, but rather a real thespian.

Unless Groundhog Day (1993) is considered to be a drama, I think this is by far his best dramatic role ever.

The writing is great and Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch has created characters and situations which are borderline quirky, but still keep the viewer interested.

Throughout the movie, like in life, many questions are brought up and it isn’t always easy to get the right response or even the one we are seeking.

Bottom Line – Great performance by Murray. One of his best dramatic roles ever. A bit quirky at points, but still entertaining story and characters throughout. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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13 thoughts on “Broken Flowers (2005)

  1. Nice job, Rob. I have been meaning to watch this and forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me. I have a lot of respect for Bill Murray. Did you see him as FDR in ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’? The film had a few flaws, but Bill was exceptional.


      • I love historical pieces, so it suited me just fine. What I was most impressed with was the acting on the part of Bill Murray. I remember thinking there’s no way he could pull off such an iconic president, and yet, there he was adding charm and creating a sense of sadness. He was a lonely man (both he and Elinore lived in separate houses but respected each other as “business partners”). He had fallen for one of his secretaries who took care of him for over thirty years. It’s about her relationship with FDR. Might be too “girly” for you, but again, if you are a Murray fan, it’s worth the watch for him.


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  3. I have a copy of this and I have yet to watch it. Need to move it up asap. I love when Murray shows us those acting chops of his. Thanks!


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