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Coffee & Cigarettes/ Coffee and Cigarettes

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  Coffee & Cigarettes/ Coffee and Cigarettes Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
 
Average Rating
5.67 /10
 
Starring
Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee
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Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Written by: Jim Jarmusch

 
 
 
Released: 2003
   
Genre: DRAMA
PORTMANTEAU
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 96
 
 


 
Eleven scenes, filmed over many years, in which actor friends of Jarmusch perform scenes of very uneven quality.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright get this off to a boring start, which unfortunately sets the tone for much of the following picture. If ever there was a film in which your finger will be itching for the fast-forward button, this is it. Ignore the dross, and the scenes betwen Alfred Molina (pictured left) and Steve Coogan (right), Cate Blanchett and herself (a minor acting tour de force), and Tom Waits and Iggy Pop are worth seeing. Not much else is. Jarmusch can do better than this, and I must admit I find his particular brand of cool hip detachment tiresomely affected.


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