Entertaining dead-pan dramedy is hip but down-beat.
Broken Flowers is a a funny, quirky, occasionally dry, dead-pan comedy full of excellent performances and awkward moments. Broken Flowers is mostly light throughout its run time, however, it has it's down-beat moments, including the open-ended closing, which will leave many viewers disappointed. Broken Flowers, while teens may be interested in seeing yet another perfect pitched performance by Bill Murray, is not for kids or young teenagers. Some of the content problems are listed in the following:
- Occasional use of strong language._________________________________
- Full female nudity on a young woman (comic).________________________
- A post sex scene._________________________________________________
- A scene of drug use._______________________________________________
- A mature plotline referring to the main character's adulterous past._____
Besides all that, Broken Flowers is obviously intended adults due to some mature, dark, dry, humor. Characters act selfish and irresponsible at times. The plot is obviously aimed at adults. Most of the humor comes from awkward moments. Also, immature audiences will not understand the ending.
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The ending is the most down-beat part of the movie. After Don checks all the women on the list, finding few clues about his son, he heads home. While traveling home, he sees on a young man, about the age his son would be. After encountering him again at the local diner, Don buys him a sandwich and coffee. Don tries to talk with him, hoping that the man might be his son. Once Don questions the young man about his father, the man runs off, telling Don that he had asked him the wrong question. Don is left staring out into the mostly empty city, alone. This ending will be very disappointing to many audience members, as it seemingly doesn't accomplish anything.
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The ending gives the movie a nice touch, however, something will undoubtedly feel out of place to some movie-goers. The movie's tone and feel as well as mood all are adult. While some will despise Broken Flowers , others who like Broken Flower's laid back style will find it irresistible.
Altogether, Broken Flowers is a hip, entertaining, dead-pan comedy that's only for adults and older teens that appreciate it's slow, laid back style. Even for older teens, parents should be aware of the language, nudity, and implied sexuality. Also the down-beat, open-ended closing will leave many viewers disappointed.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking