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Harrison's flowers

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Can a woman's love triumph over man's hatred?

True love doesn't hesitate... and Sarah was surviving on the focus of that love.

Immersing herself into a world she never fathomed, Sarah (Andie MacDowell) embarks on a perilous journey to find Harrison (David Strathairn), her husband, colleague and father of their two children. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist is missing on an assignment in war torn Yugoslavia. He is presumed dead by his associates and his editor, Samuel Brubeck (Alun Armstrong).

But it is Sarah who leaves others in disbelief, hell-bent in her pursuit to find Harrison - dead or alive. In helping Sarah, fellow photojournalists Kyle (Adrien Brody), Stevenson (Brendan Gleeson) and Harrison's best friend Yeager (Elias Koteas) find a new perspective in the midst of this horrendous battle of brother against brother. Armed solely with their camera lenses, all muster a courage they never knew they had.

Persons of interest

  • Andie MacDowell .... Sarah Lloyd
  • David Strathairn .... Harrison
  • Adrien Brody .... Eric Kyle
  • Elias Koteas .... Yeager Pollack
  • Brendan Gleeson .... Marc Stevenson
  • Scott Anton .... Cesar Lloyd
  • Alun Armstrong .... Samuel Brubeck
  • Diane Baker .... Mary Francis
  • Adrien Brody .... Eric Kyle
  • Gerard Butler .... Chris Kumac
  • Christian Charmetant .... Jeff
  • Christopher Clarke .... David
  • Dragan Antonic .... Chetnik
  • Brendan Gleeson .... Marc Stevenson
  • Antony Boehm .... Freddy
  • Caroline Goodall .... Johanna Pollack
  • Béla Gruschka .... Nina Portnoy
  • Isabel Ellsen .... Author
  • Didier Le Pêcheur .... Screenwriter
  • Isabel Ellsen .... Screenwriter
  • Michael Katims .... Screenwriter
  • Elie Chouraqui .... Screenwriter
  • Elie Chouraqui .... Director

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Theatrical report

I'm only giving Harrison's flowers as good a rating as it's getting is because it had that guy from The pianist who just won an Oscar in it [Adrien Brody - Director of Intelligence], so with any luck this film will have a flashing light next to it to capture people's attention.

I didn't like it. It was too slow starting off and - here comes the big contradiction again - the dialogue and scenes were very "back-flashing" and confusing. It took me a while - about 45 minutes - to sort out what was going on. After you figure it out - you can't be any slower than me - you'll really get into it. Once again, I find that I have to view this film from a more clinical POV because my personal opinion would put this film in the depths of the Atlantic somewhere below the Titanic.

I cannot stress enough how much I disliked this movie. Can't say why, I just didn't. Actually I can say why: I don't like a movie that doesn't take too long to get started... unless I know that that was how it is meant to be going. Some books are like that: slow all the way through until the climax and ten pages later the book is over but within those ten pages was enough content to not make the ending weak. With Harrison's flowers the ending was over before you can blink, however it did make the rest of the movie make sense. If there is a DVD release, I would suggest that you not watch the deleted scenes, because you will have even less of a clue of what's going on when you start the feature.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Features:
    • Biographies: Cast and crew
    • Production Notes
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen 16:9

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (High level violence, medium level coarse language, drug use)

Surveillance time

110 minutes (1:50 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 4 September 2002
VHS rental: 4 September 2002

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