Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Music | Drama
  • Director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Joie Lee


A comic series of short vignettes built on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the ’20s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide–all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. As director Jim Jarmusch delves into the normal pace of our world from an extraordinary angle, he shows just how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be, if truly observed.

One comment

  • I’ve seen this movie and it stinks to high heaven. I’m not sure I see anything redeeming about it. It’s an utter waste of time. I guess it proves that anyone can put crud on a DVD and make money on it. Really don’t waste your time. If I could give this a zero, I would.

    A great or good movie is educational, inspiring and entertaining. A decent movie would have some elements of those aspects or might be exceptional in one aspect. A crappy movie would be devoid of anything useful to be put on celluloid. “Coffee and Cigarettes” was not educational unless you deem stereotypic banter from 2 mafioso and 2 black musicians “educational”. It certainly was not inspiring as its central theme of “coffee and cigarettes” is not noteworthy or significant. Lastly this is one boring movie. It’s like “Lost In Translation”: you think something is going to happen, but it never does.

    If you were on a deserted island, you wouldn’t want this to keep you company. There’s hundreds of better movies.

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