|Reviewed on 2005-08-17|
|Received||[2.5] out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Adventure / Comedy / Drama|
| Starring: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange and Tilda Swinton. Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Don Johnston (Murray) in this movie plays a dull, boring, lifeless male. As it starts, his live-in girlfriend is leaving because he shows no interest. He has already made a good life for himself as far as material things go. Then the 'pink' envelope arrives in the mail stating he has a 19 year old son that will probably be looking him up. He shows this to his neighbor Winston (Wright). Winston tells him he needs to make a list of his past lovers. Don (Murray) doesn't want to bother with this. But his energetic internet savey neighbor gets all the information, makes plane, auto and motel reservations plus MapQuest.
He is sent on his way visiting these different former lovers. Some accept him eagerly and some don't. He tries to get hints if they could possible have this son of his. The more he finds out the less he knows. Was this letter a hoax or for real?
The whole adventure changes Don into a more open, outgoing, interesting person. His mood seems to be lifted even though he does not get his answer. The movie ends making us ponder on the next events because there were still lovers they could not find. It seems slow but Murray's delivery of body language and his expressive eyes tell a lot.
By Marieann Koehler