Thursday, September 22, 2011

That's It

In the last scene of the movie BROKEN FLOWERS, Bill Murray plays the character Don Johnston, a middle age bachelor who just returns from a quest to meet with five former lovers to figure out which one may have sent him a mysterious note on pink paper claiming he was the father of son from their relationship 20 years ago.  He meets up with a young man, played by Mark Weber, whom he saw at the airport the night before and wonders if this kid might be his son.  He buys him a sandwich and they sit outside and talk. 

The kid asks, “So a, as a guy who just bought another guy a sandwich, do you have any philosophical tips or anything, for a guy on a kind of road trip?”  Johnston replies, “Are you asking me?”  The Kid responds, “Ya”.  Johnston says, “The past is gone, I know that.  The future isn’t here yet, whatever it is going to be.   So all there is - is this - the present.  That’s it. "