Broken Flowers (2005)
Bill Murray's character is the eternal bachelor, and has been trading out women for decades. One day he receives an anonymous letter, informing him that he has a 20-year-old son. Unconvinced, he sets out to find clues by visiting five women he knew 20 years ago.
I picked up "Broken Flowers" because I wanted to be stretched as a viewer. My preference is for action or comedy, but I enjoy being able to step outside of comfort zone occasionally. That said, the movie was pretty much what I expected: awkward dialog and uncomfortable silence. That is not because "Flowers" is poorly written - the script is just written to that style.
I would give "Broken Flowers" 3 out of 5 stars. The movie doesn't lend itself to multiple views, but the caliber of acting the movie requires was delivered. Murray plays a guy with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor, and his performance of that role was spot-on. If you ever watch a John Travolta movie, you come away shaking your head because the character you watched John-Travolta- playing-so-and-so. Not so with Murray's character. "Flowers" loses 2 stars because there's no reason to watch it again.