Saturday, March 7, 2009

Broken Flowers (Directed by Jim Jarmusch)

*Click to watch free on Hulu.

This is the movie that Vincent Gallo wished he made with Brown Bunny.

From beginning to end I was glued to the screen. I think it is safe to say that Jim Jarmusch can not make a bad film.

In Broken Flowers, Jarmusch showed his status as a veteran director. Allsuions to films like Kubrick's Lolita added a great deal of flavor to this story. Also, I admire how Jarmusch transcended the charater of his neighbor, Winston, into various symbols. The character of Winston was present in the form of a music CD that he had given Don. He was also mentioned as a great companion in the form of the Animal Communicator's deceased "Animal friend". These were great touches to the film.

For some, the ending of the film does not provide enough closer. For me, It goes back to the saying; Like Father Like Son.

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