Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005)

Here is one lazy review about an older man looking for a child he may have sired.  This is Lost in Translation “lite.”  That’s all I gotta say.  Give me an advance Entertainment Weekly, I dare you.  Bill Murray is basically the same LIT character transformed into a Jim Jarmusch road movie.  Other than Murray’s character being unmarried, he coulda been named Bob Harris, his character in LIT.  Primarily enjoyable due to Murray’s extraordinary minimalist acting.  Good supporting cast including Jessica Lang, Julie Delpy, and Sharon Stone (on par with Casino).  Never have been a big Jarmusch fan (except Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai but I couldn’t even begin to get through 2009’s The Limits of Control) but Murray injects the film with his singular wit and affect.

*** 1/2 / *****

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