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My Blueberry Nights

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Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, ...
MaCall Polay

My Blueberry Nights

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/04/08
performer:
Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz
director:
Wong Kar-Wai
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
70536, 11573
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a B-

In his first English-language film, the Hong Kong avant-pop auteur Wong Kar-Wai shoots American dive bars in gorgeous hot reds, and he teases out moments of terrific acting — from David Strathairn and Rachel Weisz as a bitter, raging couple, and from Natalie Portman as a Dixie-broad poker fiend with daddy issues. But Norah Jones, making her big-screen debut as a wistful wanderer, is a beautiful blank, and the fragments barely add up to a movie. My Blueberry Nights hints that buried in Wong’s spicy odd noodlings may be an even better conventional filmmaker. B-

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