Coffee and Cigarettes

Strange and interesting flick.

I knew Jim Jarmusch only by his directing on Ghost Dog, one of my all time favorite movies. Today I saw this DVD standing on a shelf with an unbelievable low price and decided to give it a try, as I already had some knowledge about it.

This movie is independent all the way. It has a raw feeling, many of the actors are not even actors, many of the segments don’t even have a story…but somehow it captures your attention, it’s funny sometimes, awkward funny…it’s a nice experience although it sometimes gets a bit boring.
My favorite segments are Cousins? with Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan and Delirium which joins GZA, RZA and Bill Murray at the same coffee table and it’s hilarious from beginning to end…recommended for any Wu-Tang fan or just a Ghost Busters child like me.

Actually that’s the most interesting thing on the movie…the joining of different realities and characters that are developed right there on the scene, in just a few minutes, not mainly by means of dialogs but by signs of humanity that are thrown at the viewer…you can relate to some of the situations because they are extracted from real life, some people are just playing themselves…and maybe that’s the funny aspect overall. And then you get some bridges over the various segments, some subliminal messages…and you get a cool independent movie.

Not recommended for everyone, just for the open minds and fans of music or independent film making in general.



1 Response to “Coffee and Cigarettes”

  1. 1 Angela 27 December, 2008 at 11:21 am

    epá a única parte do filme que eu curti foi a mesma que a tua pronto. tirando uma ou outra coisa o filme é um bocado seca. boas festas!!!

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