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A man sets out to find the son he didn't know he had and winds up getting answers to some questions he never asked in this comedy-drama from director Jim Jarmusch. Don Johnston (Bill Murray) is an emotionally blank middle-aged man who has never married and lives a quiet, comfortable life thanks to shrewd investments in computers (though he doesn't use one himself). After being given his walking papers by his latest girlfriend, Sherry (Julie Delpy), Don receives an anonymous letter informing him he fathered a son 19 years ago, and that the boy wants to find his dad. Not sure what to do, Don shows the note to Winston (Jeffrey Wright), a neighbor who fancies himself an amateur detective. With Winston's help, Don narrows the list of possible mothers down to four women, and with a mixture of reluctance and resigned determination he sets out to find them. Armed with a CD of traveling music from Winston, Don pays unannounced visits to Laura (Sharon Stone), an oversexed widow with a libidinous teenage daughter (Alexis Dziena); Dora (Frances Conroy), a stuffy real estate agent; Penny (Tilda Swinton), an aging biker with no happy memories of Don; and Carmen (Jessica Lange), a self-styled analyst for pets whose outward eccentricity disguises a firm inner stability. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
San Diego Film Critics Association Jeffrey Wright Best Supporting Actor 2005 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Jeffrey Wright Best Supporting Actor 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Jim Jarmusch Best Original Screenplay 2005 Nominee

Crew

Jim Jarmusch
Director
Jon Kilik
Producer
Stacey Smith
Producer
Jim Jarmusch
Screenwriter
Mulatu Astatke
Composer (Music Score)
Jay Rabinowitz
Editor
Mark Friedberg
Production Designer
Sarah Frank
Art Director
Ann Ruark
Co-producer
Lydia Marks
Set Decorator
John Dunn
Costume Designer
Drew Kunin
Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Pfeiffer
First Assistant Director
Ellen Lewis
Casting
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