As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.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.
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
The resolutely single Don Johnston has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don resigns himself to being alone yet again and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston, an amateur sleuth and family man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trek in search of clues from four former flames. Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and, consequently, his present.Written by
At first I thought at the end of the movie he was thinking about how he had been so wrong about assuming that the young man was his son and how looking back, he might have been wrong about other assumptions in the past. For instance, the first old girlfriend with the daughter. I thought that there were signs off child molestation from the deceased father and that the daughter looked for that in Don. In the second girlfriend, I thought I saw a woman who was being beat my her husband. I felt like Don was picking up on in too. The third, lesbian and the receptionist her lover. And finally the last one, criminal/drug addict. I thought too that the young man at the airport was his son. When Don finally decides to act on his intuition and make contact with his "son", he finds he was wrong. I like the last scene where the camera is panning around him as he stands at crossroads thinking about how maybe all the other conclusions he's came to may be wrong as well.
I don't know, this is just how my brain interpreted the flick.
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