#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The resolutely single Don Johnston has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don resigns himself to being alone yet again 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 from four former flames. Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and, consequently, his present.
Plot: As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.
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Good Movie from an On Again/Off Again Director
I can’t think of an actor better suited to play the expressionless chronic bachelor Don at the heart of Jim Jarmusch’s newest movie than Bill Murray. His mournful hound-dog face, which hides any trace of what’s going on inside the head on which it sits, stares blankly at the T.V., at other people, sometimes at nothing, betrays itself with the slightest movement of the mouth or twitch of the eyes. It’s a characterization Murray has so down pat that I’m tempted to think he’s not really acting all that much, but he’s so perfectly cast that it doesn’t much matter whether he’s acting or not.
If you’re not familiar with the movies of Jim Jarmusch, “Broken Flowers” is a nice introduction, as it’s the most accessible Jarmusch film I’ve seen. I’m not a huge fan, but I liked this movie quite a lot. Don receives an anonymous letter one day from a past girlfriend, telling him he has a 19-year-old son who may come looking for him. Murray’s friend, Winston (played amusingly by the chameleon Jeffrey Wright), convinces him to track down a handful of women who could have possibly been the mother and resolve the mystery. Don agrees to it, seemingly not so much because he has a need to know but because he has nothing better to do. What follows is a series of scenes with each past girlfriend, during which their interactions with Don tell us heaps about their relationship back when they were dating. Some are affectionate, some are distant, one is downright scarily angry, but all are played beautifully by a quartet of actresses: Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange and Tilda Swinton.
This is Jarmusch, so there aren’t necessarily any tidy answers, and I don’t think I give anything away by saying that the mystery is never solved. Life is messy, and it doesn’t always happily resolve itself just because we want it to. I liked how subtle the film was; Don doesn’t make any huge ground-breaking discoveries about himself, but nevertheless you sense that he’s a slightly different person after his journey than he was before it.
You’ll have to be patient, as Jarmusch tells his story very slowly, and nearly all of Don’s interaction with others is ponderously awkward. But the movie slowly begins to fascinate, and you find yourself watching the faces of the women he visits (and examining the visible details of their lives) much in the same way that Don is himself, looking for the slightest hint that she might be the one who sent that fateful letter.
A very fine film, poignant and sad in a rather obscure way, and one that stays in your mind for a while after seeing it.
An insult to the intelligence
Bill Murray plays an ageing Lothario, a formerly successful businessman (though from the dullard we see it’s hard to believe) with enough money that he doesn’t need to work, who consequently lives a pointless and empty life. One day he’s contacted by an old girlfriend who tells him that the son he never knew he had might just turn up on his doorstep.
Not knowing who sent the letter, he sets out to visit four possible candidates. After we’ve been invited to sneer at each of them in turn their absurd jobs, their empty lives he is back home, not knowing which one sent the letter, whether it was actually sent by a more recent girlfriend as a prank, or even whether a young man who’s just arrived in town might be his son.
The film’s message seems to be that unless you’re, say, an independent film-maker named Jim Jarmusch, your so-called life is a pointless waste of which you ought to be embarrassed. This kind of cheap and lazy nihilism is just so boring, and the non-ending suggests that even Jarmusch couldn’t be bothered with it any more. This film is designed to impress the kind of people who assume that any film without obvious interest or appeal must therefore be “arty”. No, it’s just tedious, flabby, self-indulgent and a waste of the talent of Bill Murray, who might as well have been replaced by a waxwork for most of it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Director Jim Jarmusch
Writer Jim Jarmusch, Bill Raden (inspired by an idea from), Sara Driver (inspired by an idea from)
Actors Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier
Country France, USA
Awards 5 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Bac Films, Focus Features
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Variable Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Variable Prime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,935 m (Finland)
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Ektachrome 125T 7240), 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 Expression 500T 5229)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (partial blow-up)