Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

broken flowers

I came away feeling slightly disappointed by this film. I'm not too sure that I like the ending. Bill Murray became more and more annoying as it went on (hasn't he played this type of character just a little too much? I mean, it seems to me that he's just playing the same character as he was in Lost in Translation; that kind of aloof, distanced, detached type. Not saying that he's not good at that, but it's all getting a bit old now). And I must add that I won't be getting the soundtrack for this film either. Reminded me a lot of The Full Monty whining music trying to represent the grimness of Sheffield (which is a HUGE lie, I hasten to add). However, there are good parts, some good dialogue and well. I guess I enjoyed it overall. Perhaps the whole thing was just a bit standoffish - I like to know the answers... Now I'm wondering all the time. Who IS the mother?? Maybe we're just not meant to know.


Blogger Richard said...

Maybe we're just not meant to know that he doesn't find out who the mother is before we've seen the film. Meany.

8:55 AM  
Blogger jennywren said...

maybe we do find out and I'm just particularly thick. sorry richard. (and sorry anyone else.)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

Sorry if I sounded angry. I really wasn't. I'm sure it's not supposed to be important at all anyway.

(Apparently there isn't a point, right?)

2:31 PM  
Blogger jennywren said...

I tried to warn Wanyu not to read this before she goes and sees it tonight... but it was too late. I hope I haven't totally ruined it for everyone.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Ah, I saw your post before I watched the film, but thankfully managed to look away just in time.

I liked the film, although I agree that Bill Murray has played a lot of characters like this before. I mentioned that this film reminded me of Lost In Translation to Wanyu, but she disagreed. Nice to know that there is someone else out there in agreement with me.

Personally I liked the ending. The unanswered questions leave you wanting to know more, giving your imagination a nice work-out on the way out of the cinema.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Make your minds up! I want to know whether or not to go.

By the way, Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze. And Bruce Willis is a ghost. Ha! I have my revenge.

8:31 PM  

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