Broken Flowers is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Bill Murray. Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton, Julie Delpy, Jeffrey Wright and Frances Conroy co-star.
When his latest girlfriend leaves him, retired computer magnate Don Johnston (Murray) has no greater ambition than to sit around the house. When he receives an anonymous letter from a former girlfriend claiming he has a 19-year-old son he's never met, Don doesn't even think to follow up. It's not until his neighbor, a mystery fan, encourages him that Don resolves to visit the exes who seem the most likely candidates and find out the truth.
This Film Contains Examples of:
- Berserk Button: Do not upset Penny or you will answer to her biker friends.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Don's ex-girlfriends: Laura, Carmen, Penny, and Dora.
- The Casanova: Don Johnston
- Deadpan Snarker: Don, with Winston.
- Heroic BSoD: Don has two of these. The first is when he visits the grave of his deceased ex-girlfriend, Michelle Pepe. The second after the boy whom he suspects may be his son, runs away from him.
- Fan Disservice: Lolita altogether is quite uncomfortable for Don and the viewer.
- Meaningful Name: Don Johnston, a Don Juan.
- She's Got Legs: Carmen's assistant.
- Shout-Out: The film Don watches is The Private Life of Don Juan, the last film for an aging Douglas Fairbanks, about Don Juan when he was well past his prime.