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Harrison's Flowers (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  15 March 2002 (USA)
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When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.

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Samuel Brubeck
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Mary Francis
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Margaux Lloyd
Marie Trintignant ...
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Christian Charmetant ...
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Chris Kumac, photojournalist
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Cesar Lloyd (as Scott Michael Anton)
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Dragan Antonic ...
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Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sometimes love is the only proof you need.

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Rated R for strong war violence and gruesome images, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$867,635 (USA) (15 March 2002)

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$1,843,570 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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When Eric, Sarah and Marc are driving through the war-torn countryside trying to make their way to the hospital where they believe Harrison might be, the large SUV they are driving has a giant "TV" painted in white on the front windshield. Seen from the inside, the letters are huge, but from outside they are much smaller. See more »

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Embarrassing on every front
26 February 2003 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

Harrison's Flowers is one of the most remarkably bad films to date. The Balkan Conflict is treated like an unfortunate backdrop for a much more "important" yuppie love story. The film is shameless in this regard, allowing MacDowell to blather through 3/4 of the movie while there's this inconvenient war thingy going on. The makers of this embarrassment should be helicoptered in dropped off in the middle of a civil war after this misguided Lifetime movie.

Also, and I checked her filmography to make sure that I was right, MacDowell's pinnacle performance occurred in Groundhog Day. She has consistently proven her inability to pull off even the simplest of dramatic performances. It is, at times, excruciating to watch her fail. MacDowell has been tolerated because she's easy on the eyes, and, like Julia Roberts, she just seems like a nice person gosh darnit. Hardly reasons to cast her in dramas ever, ever again.


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