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January 07, 2006

Broken Flowers - 7

This film was written for Bill Murray by director Jim Jarmusch. Murray plays Don, a lounger who lives off his wealth from earlier life (computers). After getting dumped, again, he gets a letter that tells him of a lost son. His neighbor, Winston (maybe the funniest character in the film), plans a road trip for him to visit the potential mothers of his son. The films theme is loneliness and searching for connection. It soon becomes apparent to both the audience and Don how empty his life has become. In the end, it looks as though almost anything might fit the hole, but the journey can't be an end in itself. A really good film.

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