As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.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.
Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska).Written by
The line "feel free to piss in the garden" may be a reference to a line from Michael Ondaatje's novel "Coming Through Slaughter", which is similarly about a tortured musician and a favorite of director Jim Jarmusch. See more »
Dr. Watson makes a comment about the stethoscope around Adam's neck. The ear pieces are hanging on Adam's left side. In the shot in the hallway, the stethoscope is now hanging with the ear pieces on his right side. See more »
I'm sure she'll be very famous.
God, I hope not. She's way too good for that.
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Self-indulgent past the point of inducing nausea, combined with the lack of any sort of story line makes this movie pretentious and boring. Some beautiful cinematography and music makes it only slightly bearable, if you're doing something else while watching it. Otherwise, soporific.
I would recommend reading the "hollow shell" review as well, sums up issues with the movie succinctly.
Basically: This movie is painful but Tilda Swinton's hair is magnificent.
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