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Coffee and Cigarettes: A Jim Jarmusch Movie
Coffee and Cigarettes is a Jim Jarmusch Presentation
An online search for movies ABOUT COFFEE -- not movies with coffee in them -- turns up few options, with Coffee and Cigarettes perhaps the only film really dedicated to the subject.
Writer and director Jim Jarmusch presents a comedic film shot in black and white over a number of years with a group of actors. Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan share a very funny encounter, Tom Waits and Iggy Pop bump heads in a diner and Cate Blanchett plays both herself and a cousin. Most of the scenes are improvised by the actors and filmed with only a few takes.
Coffee and Cigarettes is not actually a 'movie' but rather a series of eleven short stories, which I have yet to see. Despite being neither a coffee drinker nor a cigarette smoker, I have to admit that I am intriquged when I watch the video because of the actors who participated in this project. You might be, too. On this page, you will find the trailer for Coffee and Cigarettes and more information about the movie.
"Cigarettes and coffee, man, that's a combination." ~ Iggy Pop
Coffee and Cigarettes Movie Trailer
Coffee and Cigarettes Facts
- Actors: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee, Cinqu Lee, Steve Buscemi, Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, Cate Blancett, Steve Coogan and more.
- Rated: Restricted
- Studio: MGM
- DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
- Run Time: 95 minutes
What They Say About Coffee and Cigarettes
From Amazon customer reviews.
It's pretty obvious that Coffee and Cigarettes is not going to be a film for everyone. But amongst those who did like it, Amazon customer reviewers like Kim Anehall said that "Cate Blanchett's dual performance is dazzling as she presents a rich, famous and successful performer and her envious poor cousin." TheSeventhSon said that the "Tom Waits & Iggy Pop scene is brilliantly awkward" and A. Harley said that the "Roberto Beningi gave the most hilarious performance he has ever seen." If you are curious, you can see all of the Amazon customer reviews for Coffee and Cigarettes by clicking right here. Of course, I would be remiss if I did not say that some viewers found Coffee and Cigarettes BORING.
Reviews of Coffee and Cigarettes
- Coffee and Cigarettes Plot from A User On IMBD
"It was at that point that I realized I hadn't just watched a string of jokey short stories, but a string of jokey short stories that say a lot about human nature and life in general."
- Coffee and Cigarettes Movie Review From The New York Times
The New York Times talks about how Coffee and Cigarettes reflects the way life was. The way grabbing a coffee and a smoke used to be, a break from the ordinary, that is BEFORE we started living life on the run, drinking our coffee in cardboard cups,
- Coffee and Cigarettes Movie Review By Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert says that this movie presents a group of assorted and strange performances, reflective in his mind at least, of some of the conversations you might encounter at your local coffee shop.
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