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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yeager Pollack
Marc Stevenson
Kyle Morris
Samuel Brubeck
Johanna Pollack
Mary Francis
Margaux Lloyd
Marie Trintignant ...
Christian Charmetant ...
Chris Kumac, photojournalist
Scott Anton ...
Cesar Lloyd (as Scott Michael Anton)
Christopher Clarke ...
Dragan Antonic ...


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.


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A felejtés virágai  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,843,570 (USA) (5 April 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


An advertisement for Windows 2000 can be seen in the window of a computer store as Sarah leaves an office building in New York in 1991. See more »


Yeager Pollack: There are only two different types of people in this world. Those who have seen the war, and those who haven't.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) 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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