Broken Flowers is a minimalist masterpiece. A deadpan comedy about a womanizer on a quest to understand who and what he is, it's so delicately understated that it makes other films feel like a force-feeding session.
The road movie is usually the domain of cowboys, crooks, drifters, and desperadoes. In other words, men. Thelma & Louise is a road movie about women. Its feminine emphasis imparts a fresh twist to its familiar elements.
If everyone loves a winner, why do we walk out of Little Miss Sunshine in love with the film’s miserable losers? It’s probably because the movie recognizes that most of us are losers. And that’s OK.
You needn't know anything about the late '70s music scene in Manchester, England, to enjoy 24 Hour Party People. The real engine driving this romp is Steve Coogan, the Brit standup comic who makes an indelible impression.