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A good movie

I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I have it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, I'm really glad I gave this flick a second look. Indeed, the first time around, even though I eventually enjoyed it, I thought it was in fact nothing really mind-blowing and I was actually rather disappointed. Fortunately, I finally understood this flick. Basically, what bothered me the first time around was that the whole thing felt rather pointless but, in fact, it was actually pointless by design. Indeed, most road-trips are dealing with some usually rather far-fetched quest and, at the end, the main character always gets a clear answer, positive or negative. Well, even if it might result occasionally in some fine entertainment, I'm afraid that's not how life works and that's why this movie, this anti-roadtrip, was about. Indeed, at the end, the main character didn't learn much about himself and this journey didn't have such impact on his life, in spite of what his friend was hoping for. Indeed, Winston seemed to be fascinated by detective stories and would like to believe that Don Johnston should definitely find out the 'truth'. In fact, Don Johnston, even he didn't want to admit it, would like to believe that there is something else or someone waiting for him out there somewhere but, again, life doesn't work like that. Finally, I was also to able to appreciate his interactions which each character, even the most minor ones. What I believe is that the guy had always been fascinated by finding out what was a woman's specific story. Indeed, each woman is at first a mystery and that's something that always intrigued him. However, with each old flame he met during this journey, the mystery was pretty much gone. In fact, at this point, Johnston was pretty much done with this chasing but, unfortunately, that's pretty much the only thing he knows. Anyway, to conclude, even though I really liked the damned thing the 2nd time around, to be honest, I still don't think it was really amazing though. Still, it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Jim Jarmusch's work.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
6 years ago on 15 February 2013 12:02