R | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
The opening credits mention that this movie is dedicated to Jean Eustache. He was a French film director, who killed himself at the age of 41, just after finishing the french classic " La Maman et la Putain" from 1973. The story from that classic is also about a womanizer, comparable to the story of "Broken Flowers".
I pretty much have all my stuff.
Sherry: Looks like you got a love letter from one of your other girlfriends.
Around the 1hr mark of the film, after Don gets off the plane and is driving over the bridge, his sunglasses appear on, then the camera angle changes and the sunglasses are off, then on again at the next camera angle change, with no indication that he had taken them off
Unusually, bit part players with no spoken lines in this movie are listed in the credits. Normally only speaking parts are listed.
$780,408 (USA) (7 August 2005)